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Washington - Idaho
Sep 15, 2021

Washington - Idaho Operating Engineers' Employers Training Trust

The Trust is responsible for the Operating Engineers' Regional Training Center in Ellensburg, WA, the training program for heavy equipment operators, covering the jurisdictions of IUOE Locals 302 and 612.  The center offers four different apprenticeship programs, as well as journey-level skill improvement courses.  If you already have at least two years of experience in either Construction Equipment Operation, Surveying or Heavy-Duty Equipment Repair (as used in Heavy Highway and commercial buildings), you may qualify to join as a journey-level Operating Engineer.  For information about our training program in Washington, see the training website at www.oetraining.com.

Trust Chairman:  Daren Konopaski, IUOE Local 302
Trust Secretary:  Thom Sicklesteel, Sicklesteel Cranes Inc. 
Labor Trustees:  Daren Konopaski, IUOE Local 302; Ernie Evans, IUOE Local 612; and Ole Fjellstad, Joint Apprenticeship Training Council
Management Trustees:  Doug Peterson, Associated General Contractors; Bill Grady, KLB Construction; Mike Lee, Lakeside Industries 

Training Administrator:  Ole Fjellstad
Apprentice Training Coordinator:  Shannon Watson & Karl Magnusson



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