MINNEAPOLIS — Enrollment is open until Aug. 30 for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49 high school pathway program.
The program offers high school students the ability to complete online courses that expose them to career opportunities in the heavy equipment industry.
Courses are available to any high school student grades 9-12 enrolled in a Minnesota school district and will count toward high school elective classes, articulated college credit and will make a student better prepared for the IUOE Local 49 Apprenticeship Program.
The Operating Engineers Career Pathway Program includes four semester courses that give an overview of skills needed to successfully prepare students for entrance into the IUOE Local 49 Registered Apprenticeship Program. These courses include construction exploration, basic grade and construction math, construction equipment fundamentals and basic maintenance of mobile equipment.
This program is now in its second year and has transitioned several students into the IUOE Local 49 Apprenticeship Program to begin their career as heavy equipment operators.
Applications can be requested by emailing Leslie Lewandowski, CRE Coordinator for Stride Career Prep at MNVA, or on the MNVA website under Stride Career Prep.