Heavy Equipment Operator Training School

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National Accreditation
Associated Training Services has been an Accredited Sponsor through the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER), in Gainesville, Florida since 2003. ATS management and ATS employees have also helped NCCER develop their training programs by participating in curriculum development projects as Subject Matter Experts (SME). ATS is also recognized as a participating organization in the curriculum textbooks published by NCCER.

The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) is a not-for-profit education foundation, affiliated with the University of Florida, created to help address the critical workforce shortage facing the construction industry and to develop industry-driven standardized craft training programs with portable credentials. NCCER's mission is to build a safe, productive, and sustainable workforce of craft professionals.

Through the NCCER accreditation, ATS trainees learn curricula which allow them to be Nationally Credentialed by NCCER and receive credentials from NCCER. These credentials can be essential to securing employment in many different industries and job markets. These credentials are then stored in the internet based NCCER registry which can be accessed by employers looking to hire ATS graduates.

All ATS instructors are certified by NCCER based on their Accreditation Standards. This certification requires the instructors to complete the NCCER Instructor Certification Training Program (ICTP) and follow all NCCER accreditation standards when teaching NCCER curricula. This ensures all ATS students receive professional, consistent and high quality instruction from all ATS instructors. ATS schools also employs two NCCER Master Trainer who have received additional training and certification from NCCER.

State Boards of Education
ATS Schools are licensed by state boards of education in the following states:
  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Minnesota
  • Michigan
  • West Virginia
  • Indiana
  • Iowa


State Employment/Workforce Offices

Associated Training Services Inc. is currently certified as an eligible training provider under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in most states. This designation allows Associated Training Services to participate in WIA funding programs administered by state's Department of Workforce Development (DWD). These DWD agencies and WIA programs help fund students who attend Associated Training Services training programs.

US Department of Veterans Affairs
ATS is approved for the training of veterans under the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs. Students Eligible for Veterans Educational Benefits may use those benefits. For more informationm on Veterans benefits please click here.

Heavy Equipment Operator Training school
Better Business Bureau   Associated Training Services fully endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and will prepare candidates for the CCO certification examinations.   National Center of Construction Education and Research (NCCER)   ISNETWORLD   Total Resources Network   Comodo
Associated Training Services fully endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), and will prepare candidates for the CCO certification examinations.