Heavy Equipment TRACK Pre-Apprenticeship

Published: 2/6/2024 3:33 PM

​​​​​​​​​​The Heavy Equipment TRACK is designed as a pre-apprenticeship pathway for students to have the opportunity to enter a postsecondary Registered Apprenticeship training program after graduation while still potentially earning credit for classes taken that relate to the apprenticeship. Students must successfully complete the four-course sequence and pass the end-of-program assessment (students can be enrolled in the 4th course to take the assessment) to receive the industry certification. In addition, students must either complete eight KYSAFE eTraining modules (click on the green TRACK tab and complete the 8 pre-selected modules) or attain the OSHA 10 or 30 card.

The student is to be enrolled in the pathway in TEDS and adhere to deadlines for TEDS and for CTE End of Program (EOP) assessments. Upon completion, the student will receive a pre-apprenticeship industry certification issued by the Kentucky Office of Employer and Apprenticeship Services by submitting a transcript and the TRACK Pre-Apprenticeship Completion Form. The Registered Apprenticeship sponsor will give a list of students who pass the assessment to the Office of Career and Technical Education. This certification will be recognized by participating partners for an interview and possible credit upon acceptance. Credit is at the discretion of the training organization.

At this time, the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 181are the only partner and will come to the school to give a hands-on assessment. Any Registered Apprenticeship sponsor with a heavy equipment apprenticeship program is eligible to participate.

Paul Novak
Site Manager
IUOE Local 181 JATP
Phone 502-833-2358 EXT. 104


​Mary Taylor
Office of Career and Technical Education
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4286 Ext. 4237
Fax (502) 564-4800

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