FREE Training in Heavy Equipment Operation and Construction Trades – SWOCC release – Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is excited to announce its newest training initiative, the SWOCC Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Starting winter term, January 2024, this free state registered program is designed to provide comprehensive training in simulated heavy equipment operation, an introduction to the construction trades, career readiness, and OSHA safety. The SWOCC Works program is tailored for individuals 16+ years old who are seeking the transferrable skills needed to enter apprenticeships, or to apply to jobs that may include operating equipment such as forklifts, loaders, bulldozers, graders, and cranes. In just two terms, participants will undergo 120 hours of FREE training under the guidance of industry-experienced instructors and earn a certificate of completion issued directly from the Bureau of Labor and Industry. SWOCC Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program Highlights: No experience required; High school juniors and seniors eligible; Classes available at SWOCC’s Coos and Curry campuses; Earn a BOLI-approved certificate; Gain entry-level construction skills; Obtain OSHA 10 certification; Preparation for a career in the trades. For more information and to apply, please contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 541-888-1545. Southwestern Oregon Community College is committed to empowering individuals with the skills necessary to excel in the workforce, and the SWOCC Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program stands as a testament to this commitment. This training opportunity is offered entirely free of charge, eliminating financial barriers to access quality education. We encourage all interested individuals to seize this no-cost opportunity for personal and professional growth.