So you are interested in enrolling in a training course to develop your heavy equipment and crane operating skills–or perhaps you have already completed a program or two–but you aren’t quite sure how to begin the actual job search? That’s okay. We understand the application process can be even more intimidating than the training itself. We believe all of our students should have great careers, especially after they have completed our training programs. With that in mind, we are proud to offer a wide variety of career services to help our students find job openings, land an interview, and receive a coveted job offer.
Are you ready to move on to the next phase of your career? Take a look at some of the services we provide and contact your specific location for more information regarding when and where you can access them.
An important area of the job search is the resume. You can consider your resume as your first impression. Resumes that catch the attention of the recruiter or employer looking them over are far more likely to land applicants interviews than those that are bland and boring.
Resume writing is more like an art than it is a template. Calling attention to your skills, experience and any applicable awards or certificates you have received as part of your education or career is important on a resume. A potential employer should be able to tell enough about you from your resume to determine whether or not you actually fit the role in question. Your skills and experience should fit the job you are trying to land.
For help creating or polishing a resume that will help get you in the door, contact your location! Ask them about resume-building services they offer and do not hesitate to take advantage of them.
One of the most dreaded parts of any career search is the interview. In reality, you should be happy for an interview! Your resume did its job and the employer is curious enough to call you in for an in-person meeting. The hard part is over – you already have the potential employer’s attention. An interview is just the next step in the process.
Sometimes being nervous about interviews can lead to a lot of confusion and regrets when the big day comes. To help you avoid these problems and keep a positive attitude when you receive an interview, HEC’s career services offers mock interviews! These are designed to get you used to speaking about yourself and your training, and to help you become more comfortable speaking with other people in a more formal setting.
Sometimes you can have a great resume and good interviewing skills and still find yourself coming up short because you can’t find the jobs. This is often because it can be confusing to navigate online job boards. We understand the confusion and are here to help. Our professionals can help you move through job boards and filter the requests to find the perfect jobs for your needs. Once you have that skill down, it will be much easier to submit an application to the right potential employer.
Take a look at some of the following employers who have recently hired our students:
CALIFORNIA LOCATION ONLY: Heavy Equipment College of America is a private institution approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Approval to operate means the institution is compliant with the minimum standards contained in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 (as amended) and Division 7.5 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations. (https://www.bppe.ca.gov/). Access all Catalogs, Student Performance Fact Sheets and Brochures here.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is the government agency responsible for determining eligibility for VA education benefits and for authorizing payment for the benefits. If you have questions about the available benefits or your eligibility, please contact our admissions office at 888- 879-9492. You may also visit https://www.gibill.va.gov to learn more about the available benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Heavy Equipment Colleges of America cannot guarantee employment or career advancement or any particular earnings or salary.
OKLAHOMA LOCATION ONLY: Heavy Equipment Colleges of America has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The school’s programs are approved by TWC. Students must address their concerns about this school of any of its educational programs by following the grievance process outlined in the school’s catalog. Students dissatisfied with the school’s response to their complaint or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with TWC, as well as with other relevant agencies or accreditors, if applicable. Information on filing a complaint with TWC can be found on TWC’s website at www.texasworkforce.org/careerschoolstudents.
Heavy Equipment Colleges of America endorses the national certification program offered by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and provides training to prepare candidates for CCO examinations.
*The Army’s Career Skills Program (CSP) prepares Soldiers for civilian employment through first-class apprenticeships, on-the-job training, job shadowing, internships and employment skills training. Soldiers are eligible to participate in an Army CSP up to 180 days prior to separation from the Army and after completion of the mandatory 5-day SFL-TAP workshop. To be considered for an open seat in a CSP you must contact the POC at the installation where you want to attend a CSP and submit your commander authorized/signed participation memo in advance of the start date.
WIOA/TAA funded training may be provided only to individuals who qualify for the program and not only if funds are available.