9 03, 2021

Operating Engineers Local 49 new partnership with Minnesota Virtual Academy

March 9th, 2021|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Operating Engineers Local 49 is hoping a new partnership with Minnesota Virtual Academy will draw more high-school graduates into the union’s registered apprenticeship program – and help meet future demand for skilled, trained workers in the heavy-equipment industry. At the start of this school year, instructors from Local 49 began teaching for-credit courses

12 11, 2020

CW Matthews Simulator Apprenticeship Program

November 12th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Community, News, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

C.W. Matthews realized that the best way to have the most safe and efficient heavy equipment operators was to train them in house. But the consistent struggle in training new operators is tying up machines. Because “time is money” it becomes very expensive when machines are not productive. So developing