Career And College Prep
Manufacturing & the Trades
Build a Bright Future
From robotics to engineering, the world of manufacturing is filled with in-demand professions focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Prepare to enter this high-tech world straight out of high school.
Which pathway is offered?
Heavy Machine Operations—This pathway 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 Career and College Prep partnering with for the Heavy Machine Operations Apprenticeship Readiness pathway?
This pathway is a cooperative effort with the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 49.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Facility maintenance manager
- Industrial equipment mechanic
- Automotive mechanic
- Power plant mechanic
- Mobile equipment maintenance manager
- Service technician
- Bicycle repairer
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.
What could my future look like in this career field?**
**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- Heavy Machine Operators Pre-Apprenticeship Certification
- ACT National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)