A $62 million St. Joseph’s Candler Pooler Campus Mini Hospital is one example of the large-scale projects that will require heavy equipment operators in Georgia. There are over 9,000 heavy equipment operator positions in Georgia, and the industry has enjoyed a 4.9% rise in employment up through May 2015. HEO positions earn a salary of $34,920 on average in Georgia, with city areas such as Atlanta making a bit more at $60,275.
Universities and colleges that offer heavy equipment operator training
Heavy Equipment College of Georgia
581 Sigman Road, Suite 300 Conyers, GA 30013
770-918-2577 or 888-504-5208
The Heavy Equipment College of Georgia is a member of the North American Heavy Equipment Training Services. They offer an introductory course on the general specifics dealing with working in the construction machinery industry.
The three areas of focus for the Heavy Equipment College of Georgia are the backhoe, the dozer, and the wheel loader. After successful completion of these courses, attendees can legitimately find entry-level work related to these pieces of machinery.
Heavy equipment unions
Local 474 Heavy Equipment Operator Training School
127 Westside Blvd.Pooler, GA 31322
The Local 474 out of Georgia can be found in Pooler, GA. They specialize in creating a more skilled workforce throughout the state, in an effort to meet the increasing demand for heavy equipment operators throughout the state.Apprenticeship training is administered by the Local 474 and generally consists of 3-4 years of combined skills development in addition to classroom education. The Local 474 also offers more custom niche programs for those already employed in the industry who want to achieve extra certifications or training.