Architecture and Construction
Which pathway is offered?
Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin offers the Operating Engineer Pre-apprenticeship Program. This program prepares students to enter an apprenticeship training program to become a journeyman operating engineer in the construction industry. Operating engineers work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, or surveyors. They work with a variety of construction equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, excavators, forklifts, front end loaders, and backhoes.
Who is Destinations Career Academy of Wisconsin partnering with?
This pathway is a cooperative effort with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 and Fox Valley Technical College.
- International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 is a statewide organization that serves all of Wisconsin's heavy operating equipment needs.
- Fox Valley Technical College offers services from a variety of campus locations, regional centers, and training sites. Many online learning options are also available, plus blended options that combine online learning with hands-on instruction.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?
Operating engineers are the professional operators of heavy equipment, including:
- Motor Graders
- Tractor Loader Backhoes
- Concrete Plants and Mixers
What is the salary outlook? *
Salaries in the Operating Engineer Pathway range widely but usually fall between $20–$30/hour.
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition https://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.html