Apprenticeship is the process of learning a trade under the guidance of experienced journeyworkers. Our program provides hands-on training at one of our three training sites, classroom instruction, and paid on-the-job-training for our signatory contractors. Local 158’s robust training program teaches you everything you need to know to be a successful operating engineer. Each of our three districts has its own training site, instructors, and equipment.

DISTRICT 106 TRAINING
DISTRICT 545 TRAINING
DISTRICT 832 TRAINING

BECOME AN APPRENTICE

Am I eligible?

If you can answer YES to the following questions, you’re eligible!

  • Are you at least 18 years old?
  • Did you graduate from high school with passing grades in math and English?
  • Are you able to take a general aptitude test?
  • Are you able to read and understand English and understand verbal instructions and warnings given in English?
  • Have you lived within Local 158’s geographical jurisdiction for at least 6 months prior to applying?
  • Are you willing and able to travel to and from job sites within the local’s jurisdiction?
  • Are you willing and able to attend all related classroom training?
  • Are you willing and able to pass a drug and alcohol test at the sponsor’s expense after acceptance into the program?
  • Are you physically able to perform the work of the craft which may include lifting and climbing?

YES! I’M ELIGIBLE. WHAT’S NEXT?

Using your county of residence, click the appropriate section of the map below to start the process.

DISTRICT 832

DISTRICT 545

5612 Business Ave.
Cicero, NY 13039

315-492-1752

Office hours:
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

DISTRICT 106

27 Hannay Ln.
Glenmont, NY 12077

518-431-0600

Office hours:
7:00 AM – 3:30 PM