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JOURNEYMAN & APPRENTICE TRAINING
TRUST FUND

 

2023 Training Schedule
Coming January 20th, 2023

****Notice from Executive Director Kristen Spath****

Training Program Closed due to unforeseen circumstances, will reopen November 29th. Phones will still be answered. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

 

Hello Sisters and Brothers, 

The end of the year is near, a new training schedule will be available coming January 20th, 2022. There will be new trainings added for 2023. Some trainings will start back up in Espanola. There are other trainings that will need to be held at the training site due to hands on training. CDL Training is back in full swing for our Bi-Annual Training. We are working on new and exciting training coming for Journeyman and Apprentices. 

I would like to welcome 5 new Apprentices accepted on November 17th, Aaron Sovey, Tony Rodriguez, Marcos Romero, Christy Smith, and Lloyd Andrews. 

If you are planning on coming to the training site and you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID, have been in contact with someone who has tested positive,  please do not come to the training site.

I want to personally thank Crane Service Inc. for partnering with us to assist with training our Crane Apprentices. Working with them has been nothing short of pleasant. I look forward to getting this program going. Also a big thank you to Franklins Earthmoving in starting the process to accept apprentices for the first time. 

Please visit our new Member Assistance Program page for information on ways the Operating Engineers Local 953 and your health insurance can help you with addiction, depression, anxiety, etc. We are here for our members and we are here for those who are struggling in their personal lives. 

Our office hopes all of our brothers and sisters have a wonderful, safe, and relaxing Thanksgiving. 

Thank you,

 

Kristen Spath

Executive Director

OE Training Program

Local 953

Office: 505-877-5071

Cell: 505-573-1091

APPRENTICE TRADES

STATIONARY MECHANIC

General Building/Machine Maintenance

MECHANIC 

Maintain and Service

Construction Vehicles

OPERATOR

Loaders, Scrapers, Forklift, 

Excavators, etc.

CRANE OPERATOR

All types of Cranes, Load Charts, Rigging, etc. 

SERVICES

International Union

of

Operating Engineers 

Local 953

If you feel you will not benefit from the training program because of your experience and or training you have already received, you can become a Journeyman with IUOE Local 953. They will make the determination of your Journeyman Skill Level. Some applicants will be sent to us for Journeyman Testing.  

To get on the out of work list you will need: 

  • Pay a $30 Registration Fee & fill out forms

  • Bring in any Certifications 

  • Drivers License/Social Security Card

If you need more information on the Union side, please contact their office at 505-266-5757. Visit their website: www.iuoelocal953.com 

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WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE

TRAIN OPERATORS, MECHANICS, AND STATIONARY MECHANICS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

Tractor
Sand Loading
Loader Wide
tractor
Custom Welding
Installation Power Buggy Rental
Our work
ABOUT US
Construction Crane

OUR GOAL

Apprentices will be trained to take the places of past generations of Heavy Machine Operators, Heavy Duty Mechanics, and Stationary Mechanics. You will be equipped to compete in a highly competitive world, make a good living, and be a credit to yourself, your community, and your country.

Selection of Apprentices under this program shall be made from qualified applicants on the basis of qualifications alone and without regard to race, creed, color, national origin or sex. This Program shall be operated on a completely nondiscriminatory basis.

CONTACT

CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Training Program Physical Address: 

    •  3508 LOS PICAROS RD SE ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87105

  • Training Program Mailing Address:

    •  P.O. Box 9321,  Albuquerque, NM 87119

  • Contact Info: 

  • Training Program Staff:

    •  Kristen Spath, Executive  Director

    • Veronica Buenrostro, Administrative Manager

    •  Joe Benavidez: Instructor/Mechanic

Hours of Operation: 

 

Tues - Fri: 8am - 5pm

Saturday: 8am - 5pm

Sun-Mon: Closed

Holidays May Affect Our Hours. Please call before coming to the training site, when there is a holiday.

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Union Hall Contact Information

  • IUOE Local 953 Albuquerque:

    •  Phone: 505-266-5757

    •  Fax: 505-266-1945

  • IUOE Local 953 Farmington:

    •  Phone: 505-598-6634

    •  Fax: 505-598-6636

  • IUOE Local 953 El Paso:

    •  Phone: 1-915-234-2429

    •  Fax: 1-915-234-2404

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Safety Incentive & Health/Welfare

 

  • Southwest Administrators 

    •  Phone: 505-265-8422

    •  Fax: 505-266-9358

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