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Training Director:
John Leemann
jleemann@iuoe158.org
315-623-7176

Training Site:
814 Co. Rt. 23
Constantia, NY 13044

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The District 545 Training site is open to members of IUOE Local 158 in good standing as well as District 545 registered apprentices.

Premium equipment training and certification programs:

  • NYS Crane Certification
  • Forklift
  • CDL training
  • Excavator and backhoe
  • Dozer and loader
  • Robotic equipment (Brokk)
  • Asbestos
  • CPR
  • Confined space
  • Disaster site worker
  • MSHA
  • HAZMAT
  • Always dress for work conditions at the training center. Boots, hard hats, and safety glasses are essential. No sneakers or casual
    clothing are acceptable for outdoor training.
  • You must be current on your monthly dues.
  • All classes start promptly at 8:00 AM.
  • Sign up for classes by calling the site or union hall, faxing a class sign-up sheet, or use the calendar to register.
  • Be sure to indicate which date you are coming, if more than one is offered.
  • NYS Crane Certification
  • Forklift
  • CDL training
  • Excavator and backhoe
  • Dozer and loader
  • Robotic equipment (Brokk)
  • Asbestos
  • CPR
  • Confined space
  • Disaster site worker
  • MSHA
  • HAZMAT
  • Always dress for work conditions at the training center. Boots, hard hats, and safety glasses are essential. No sneakers or casual clothing are acceptable for outdoor training.
  • You must be current on your monthly dues.
  • All classes start promptly at 8:00 AM.
  • Sign up for classes by calling the site or union hall, faxing a class sign-up sheet, or use the calendar to register.
  • Be sure to indicate which date you are coming, if more than one is offered.

Do you want to become an apprentice in District 545?

Your journey starts here!

  1. Resume
  2. Proof of high school diploma/GED
  3. Proof of any current certifications

You must complete:

  • 480 training hours
  • 4,100 hours working for a signatory contractor

The average apprentice completes our program in 4 years.

District 545 will be holding a periodic recruitment to recruit two (2) apprentice heavy equipment operators.  Applications can be obtained on Monday, September 19, 2022, in person only, from the IUOE Local 158, District 545 Office located at 5612 Business Ave, Cicero, NY 13039 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm for 10 business days or until 35 applications have been submitted, whichever comes first.

Notice of nondiscriminatory policy as to students:
The Local 158 Training & Apprenticeship Fund admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.