Branch Civil Launches Apprenticeship Program

Jun 24, 2021

Apprenticeship Program

Branch Civil has launched its first Virginia Department of Labor and Industry registered apprenticeship program.

The Roanoke-based Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship provides apprentices with the on-the-job and classroom training hours required to earn their heavy equipment technician journeyman’s card, which has reciprocity in other states.

Over the course of four years, the apprentices will learn through a blend of in-house training, John Deere University, CAT University, LinkedIn courses, and the 16-week Virginia Western welding program. In total, they’ll receive 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and 144 hours of instruction in the classroom per year.

Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship

  • This program is open to those who are 18 years old or older (no previous experience required).
  • Apprentices will be paid an hourly rate during on-the-job training.
  • The company provides learning materials.
  • Each apprentice will be assigned a mentor to oversee training and development.
  • Upon completion of the four-year program, the apprentice will receive their journeyman’s card.

To learn more about the curriculum, click here.

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