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Training Programs

IUOE training programs are second to none. We have over one-thousand instructors, hundreds of facilities, classrooms, shops, and labs, and thousands of acres throughout the United States and Canada where apprentices and journey-level members hone or advance their skills. Our members have access to training on virtually every topic heavy equipment operators and stationary engineers need to become their very best.

Over the years, IUOE local unions throughout the U. S. and Canada have developed and implemented comprehensive training programs that are widely recognized as the best in a number of industries. Our aim has been and continues to be to provide highly skilled, safe, and productive heavy equipment operators and stationary/facilities engineers to the construction, pipeline, stationary and environmental industries.

In 2006, IUOE established the National Training Fund to serve as an umbrella organization for all of IUOE’s training programs, coordinating policies, strategies and activities with extensive support and input from the local unions. 

Additionally, the National Training Fund offers a broad range safety and health training for members. With support under Federal cooperative agreements and grants, its National HAZMAT Program in Beaver, WV provides state-of-the-art OSHA and HAZWOPER (hazardous materials) courses and training materials to IUOE instructors and Local Unions. 

The National Training Fund also participates in the Job Corps program, a training program for young people, age 16 - 24. IUOE has training agreements with the U.S. Departments of Labor and Agriculture to administer and operate pre-apprenticeship training programs at various Job Corps training centers throughout the U.S.