Education & Training

Classes Offered

These classes are only available for Local 66 members who are in good standing and have worked within the last year under a contract in which contributions are made to the Apprenticeship Program.  If you are interested in attending any of the listed classes, you now have the option of signing up for several of our classes on-line or calling the Apprenticeship Office at 724-668-2244 to register.  If you’re interested in signing up on-line you must first create an account by clicking on Create Account above.  After your account is established you’ll be able to register and manage  a portion of your classes on-line.  Note that not all classes are available to register on-line.  (If it is determined that you do not meet the membership or contribution requirements, the Apprenticeship Program will contact you.)

 

Please note:  Have your registration number available when you call or sign up on-line.  All class times are 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM and are conducted at the Training Site in New Alexandria, unless otherwise noted.  If you register for a class and cannot attend, please contact the Apprenticeship Office so that your position in the class can be filled by the next member.

Asbestos Certification
Class

The Apprenticeship Program is not authorized to provide asbestos certification, but arrangements have been made with a 3rd party organization to conduct this training. Classes are normally held the first week of every month. Class and license fees will be reimbursed to those members who successfully complete. Contact the Apprenticeship Office for more information or to register.

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Asbestos Recertification
Class

The Apprenticeship Program has arranged for a 3rd party organization to conduct Asbestos Recertification training. The cost of the class will be paid by the Program. License fees will be reimbursed to those members who submit proof of payment and a copy of their license. Contact the Apprenticeship Office for more information or to register.

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Backhoe/Loader/Dozer Operator Training
Class

This 5-day class consists of both classroom and hands-on training. Members can pre-register for their choice of excavator, rubber-tire excavator backhoe, rubber-tire loader, dozer or backhoe and will be assigned to that machine for the length of the class. Changes an be made during the week as the availability of different machines permits. Contact the Apprenticeship Office at 724-668-2244 to register.

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Career & Technology Center Classes
Class

Members may be eligible for partial reimbursement upon successfully completing trade related classes taken at Career & Technology Centers or Community Colleges. Classes include Welding, Small Engine Repair, Diesel Engine Repair and Blueprint Reading. Those interested must notify the Apprenticeship Office and receive approval in advance.

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Commercial Drivers License Training And Testing
Class

The Apprenticeship Program is an authorized 3rd Party CDL Test Site. Training and testing or testing only is available. Study guides are also available for the Knowledge tests. The DOT requires those with a permit to wait 15 days from the issue date before taking the Skills (driving) portion of the test. Beginning February 7, 2022, compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA's) Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) rule will be required for any individual who wants to:
---Obtain a Commercial Driver's License for the first time; or
---Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL
Under the FMCSA requirements, an entry-level driver must successfully complete a prescribed program of theory and behind-the-wheel instruction before taking the CDL skills test. Contact the Apprenticeship Office for more information.

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CPR/1st AID Certification
Class

8-Hour CPR/1ST AID Certification Class which meets the CPR/1ST AID requirement contained in Article XIII of the Heavy Agreement. As class size permits, spouses of members may attend for a $30.00 fee which covers certification costs.

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1 Upcoming Session Available

  • CPR/1st AID Certification

    2023/2024 Session D


    Start Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
    End Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Hours: 8
    Max Capacity: 20
    Enrolled: 8
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 12

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.

Crane Control Systems
Class

The program will soon offer a combination of classroom and hands on training in the set-up and use of Load Moment Indicators (LMI) for cranes.

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Crane Operator Training
Class

This 5-day class combines both classroom and hands-on training. In addition to basic operating techniques, safety, set-up, signaling and basic load chart interpretation will be covered. Class size is limited.

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2 Upcoming Sessions Available

  • Crane Operator Training

    2023/2024 Session A


    Start Date: Monday, March 4, 2024
    End Date: Friday, March 8, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Hours: 40
    Max Capacity: 12
    Enrolled: 11
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 1

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.

  • Crane Operator Training

    2023/2024 Session B


    Start Date: Monday, March 11, 2024
    End Date: Friday, March 15, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Hours: 40
    Max Capacity: 12
    Enrolled: 3
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 9

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.

Forklift Operator Safety
Class

OSHA requires certification of all forklift operators. This 1-day class includes the required classroom and hands-on instruction in the safe operation of forklifts. Cards will be issued by the Apprenticeship Program for those successfully completing. All classes are held at the Training Site in New Alexandria, PA unless otherwise noted. A 3-year recertification is required to maintain certification and can be obtained by attending any of the initial certification classes.

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2 Upcoming Sessions Available

  • Forklift Operator Safety

    2023/2024 Session I


    Start Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
    End Date: Saturday, March 2, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Hours: 8
    Max Capacity: 25
    Enrolled: 19
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 6

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.

  • Forklift Operator Safety

    2023/2024 Session J


    Start Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
    End Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Hours: 8
    Max Capacity: 25
    Enrolled: 8
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 17

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.

GPS - Automatic Machine Control and Indicate-Only Systems
Class

This 5-day class utilizes classroom and hands-on training in the use of GPS-equipped Dozers, Graders and Excavators. The class features TOPCON and Trimble systems. Members interested in attending this class must have previous experience operating Dozers, Graders or Excavators.

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1 Upcoming Session Available

  • GPS - Automatic Machine Control and Indicate-Only Systems

    2023/2024 Session A


    Start Date: Monday, March 18, 2024
    End Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Hours: 40
    Max Capacity: 10
    Enrolled: 10
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 0

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.

Horizontal Directional Drill Training
Class

These 2-week classes combine classroom and hands-on training in the set-up and operation of Horizontal Directional Drills. Includes instruction in the use of the locator and mud system.

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1 Upcoming Session Available

  • Horizontal Directional Drill Training

    2023/2024 Session A


    Start Date: Monday, February 26, 2024
    End Date: Friday, March 8, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Hours: 80
    Max Capacity: 6
    Enrolled: 3
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 3

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.

Hydro Vac Class
Class

Hydro Vac Trucks are becoming common on most construction and pipeline projects. This 5-day class combines classroom and hands-on training in the operation, safety, and maintenance of a Hydro Vac Truck.

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2 Upcoming Sessions Available

  • Hydro Vac Class

    2023/2024 Session A


    Start Date: Monday, March 11, 2024
    End Date: Friday, March 15, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Hours: 40
    Max Capacity: 6
    Enrolled: 4
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 2

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.

  • Hydro Vac Class

    2023/2024 Session B


    Start Date: Monday, March 25, 2024
    End Date: Friday, March 29, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Hours: 40
    Max Capacity: 6
    Enrolled: 1
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 5

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.

IUOE General Membership Training at the International Training & Education Center
Class

The IUOE is now offering General Membership Training Classes at the International Training & Education Center (ITEC) in Crosby, Texas to qualified members. Prior experience and/or prerequisites may be needed in order to apply for intermediate and advanced classes. The IUOE has recently implemented their new International Training Registration System (ITRS) online registration process that members must use to apply for the IUOE’s classes. That system can be accessed at https://www.iuoe-itrs.org or on the IUOE’s website, https://www.iuoe.org. In addition, members can find out more about ITEC and watch a video. Contact the Apprenticeship Office for more information about the IUOE classes or for help with the registration process.
For members accepted into classes held at ITEC, the IUOE will arrange and pay for the following:
• Air travel to and from Houston
• Shuttle service to and from the airport in Houston to ITEC
• A single occupancy dorm room and 3 meals per day at ITEC

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IUOE Pipeline Training at the International Training & Education Center
Class

The IUOE is now offering Pipeline Training Classes at the International Training & Education Center (ITEC) in Crosby, Texas and at other locations to qualified members. Prior experience and/or prerequisites may be needed in order to apply for intermediate and advanced classes. The IUOE has recently implemented their new International Training Registration System (ITRS) online registration process that members must use to apply for the IUOE’s classes. That system can be accessed at https://www.iuoe-itrs.org or on the IUOE’s website, https://www.iuoe.org. In addition, members can find out more about ITEC and watch a video. Contact the Apprenticeship Office for more information about the IUOE classes or for help with the registration process.
For members accepted into classes held at ITEC, the IUOE will arrange and pay for the following:
• Air travel to and from Houston
• Shuttle service to and from the airport in Houston to ITEC
• A single occupancy dorm room and 3 meals per day at ITEC

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Journeyman Upgrading
Class

The Training Site is open throughout the year for journeyman upgrading as scheduling permits. Testing can be scheduled for those who wish to move from the C or D group to the B group on the referral list.

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MSHA 8-Hour Annual Refresher Program
Class

This 8-Hour annual refresher class is needed to maintain MSHA certification for working on mine and quarry sites. The annual class must be taken no later than 1 year from the end of the month of the most recent annual or 24-hour New Miner Training. Pre-requisite: MSHA 24-Hour New Miner Training Class. If the Annual Refresher class is not taken by that deadline, the full initial class must be re-taken in order to receive certification.

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1 Upcoming Session Available

  • MSHA 8-Hour Annual Refresher Program

    2023/2024 Session E


    Start Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
    End Date: Saturday, March 16, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Hours: 8
    Max Capacity: 30
    Enrolled: 2
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 28

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.

National Commission For The Certification Of Crane Operators (CCO) - Mobile Cranes
Class

A certificate is issued by CCO for those individuals who successfully complete both the Written and Practical tests on up to 4 different categories of cranes. In recent years there has been a significant increase of the CCO being required of crane operators on certain projects. Crane Safety classes are available to members prior to the Written test. Scheduling for the Practical portion of the test at the Training Site can be arranged for those members who pass the written test. Reimbursement is available, up to a maximum of $510.00, for members who successfully receive certification and who work under a contract that contributes to the Apprenticeship Program.
Recertification is required every 5 years to retain the CCO certification. In most cases this only requires passing of the Written Tests for those who have previously passed the Practical Tests. Crane Safety classes are also available prior to the test for those taking the recertification. Reimbursement is available, up to a maximum of $300.00, for members who successfully recertify and who work under a contract that contributes to the Apprenticeship Program. CCO has transitioned to an online application for all of their written exams. Questions from written test candidates can be directed to candidate@nccco.org; or to the Apprenticeship Office. Candidates must login to the NCCCO Portal, identify the exams they are registering for, and provide payment during the application process. The test site information and other required information will be provided to the members by the Apprenticeship Office.
Please contact the Apprenticeship Office to begin the registration process.

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1 Upcoming Session Available

  • National Commission For The Certification Of Crane Operators (CCO) - Mobile Cranes

    2023/2024 Session B


    Start Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024
    End Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM
    Hours: 16
    Max Capacity: 50
    Enrolled: 32
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 18

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.

    April 6, 2024 & April 13, 2024

National Commission For The Certification Of Crane Operators (CCO) - Overhead Cranes
Class

CCO Certification is now available for Overhead Cranes. A certificate is issued by CCO for those individuals who successfully complete both the Written and Practical Tests for Overhead Cranes. Overhead Crane Safety Classes are available to members during the week prior to the Written Test. Practical testing is now available at the Training Site. Test fees of up to $250.00 will be reimbursed to members who successfully receive certification and who work under a contract that contributes to the Apprenticeship Program.
Recertification is required every 5 years to retain the CCO certification. In most cases this only requires passing of the Written Test. Reimbursement of recertification testing fees of up to $180.00 is available to members who successfully recertify and who work under a contract that contributes to the Apprenticeship Program. CCO has transitioned to an online application for all of their written exams. Questions from written test candidates can be directed to candidate@nccco.org; or to the Apprenticeship Office. Candidates must login to the NCCCO Portal, identify the exams they are registering for, and provide payment during the application process. The test site information and other required information will be provided to the members by the Apprenticeship Office.
Please contact the Apprenticeship Office to begin the registration process.

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1 Upcoming Session Available

  • National Commission For The Certification Of Crane Operators (CCO) - Overhead Cranes

    2023/2024 Session B


    Start Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
    End Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
    Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Hours: 4
    Max Capacity: 50
    Enrolled: 5
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 45

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.

National Commission For The Certification Of Crane Operators (CCO) - Tower Cranes
Class

CCO Certification is now available for Tower Cranes. A certificate is issued by CCO for those individuals who successfully complete both the Written and Practical Tests for Tower Cranes. 4-Hour Tower Crane Safety Classes are available to members during the week prior to the Written Test. Practical testing for tower cranes is available at the Training Site. Testing fees of up to $250.00 will be reimbursed to members who successfully receive certification and who work under a contract that contributes to the Apprenticeship Program.
Recertification is required every 5 years to retain the CCO certification. In most cases this only requires passing of the Written Test. Reimbursement of recertification testing fees of up to $180.00 is available to members who successfully recertify and who work under a contract that contributes to the Apprenticeship Program. CCO has transitioned to an online application for all of their written exams. Questions from written test candidates can be directed to candidate@nccco.org; or to the Apprenticeship Office. Candidates must login to the NCCCO Portal, identify the exams they are registering for, and provide payment during the application process. The test site information and other required information will be provided to the members by the Apprenticeship Office.
Please contact the Apprenticeship Office to begin the registration process.

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1 Upcoming Session Available

  • National Commission For The Certification Of Crane Operators (CCO) - Tower Cranes

    2023/2024 Session B


    Start Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
    End Date: Saturday, April 20, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Hours: 4
    Max Capacity: 50
    Enrolled: 6
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 44

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.

NCCER Abnormal Operating Conditions Pipeline Operator Qualification
Class

DOT regulations require operators employed in either gas transmission or distribution work to be evaluated on the covered tasks relating to this industry. This class is not a test of operating ability but instead covers hazard recognition. This 8-hour Operator Qualification class may be required for employment on Sunoco’s Mariner East 2 pipeline project. It is important for members to obtain this qualification as work in this segment of the industry is expected to continue as gas is extracted from the Marcellus and Utica Shale formations. Contact the Apprenticeship Office to apply for these classes.

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Online Study Material for Cranes
Class

ONLINE COURSE: This course covers the information you need to help obtain crane operators certification as required by recent mandates. Contains material related to mobile cranes, tower cranes and overhead cranes.
To access this material go to:
Local 66 Login

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OSHA 16-Hour Disaster Site Worker
Class

The IUOE and OSHA have developed this course in worker protection for those involved in rescue, recovery and clean-up operations resulting from man-made or natural disasters. Pre-requisite: OSHA Construction Outreach.

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Pipeline Steward Training Class
Class

This class is available to all members interested in gaining knowledge of the responsibilities of a Pipeline Steward. Discussion will also include general Pipeline issues and upcoming projects. Class length is approximately 4 hours.

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WELDING I
Class

This 40-hour course is an introduction to gas and electric welding and cutting. The course will include both classroom and hands-on training.

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1 Upcoming Session Available

  • WELDING I

    2023/2024 Session A


    Start Date: Monday, April 8, 2024
    End Date: Friday, April 12, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
    Hours: 40
    Max Capacity: 12
    Enrolled: 0
    Wait Listed: 0
    Open Slots: 12

    Location: Training Site
    Address: 457 Christopher Rd New Alexandria, PA 15670
    A 33,000 square foot LEED-certified building featuring multi-media classrooms, welding booths, machining area, maintenance and mechanic training shop, and more.