Thank you for your interest in the “Operating Engineers Apprenticeship” programs. The application period for Heavy Equipment Operator and Heavy Equipment Technician ended on June 10, 2022. The next application period has not been scheduled at this time. It is recommended persons interested read this page in its entirety so you can be informed on what documentation is required to apply to the program.
It is recommended that you take the “Workkeys” tests as soon as possible to ensure you have a score that meets or exceeds our requirement. “Workkeys” tests do not expire and can be taken at several “Michigan Works” locations or Community Colleges, they cannot be taken online. There are two links in red at the bottom of the “Application Notification” page where you can add your zip code and locate potential testing facilities closest to your home. You must first call these locations to verify that they do offer the testing and to also schedule your appointment. You must provide a scale score and a level score for each of the required tests listed below. Failure to provide both scores will result in an incomplete application.
Please remember there are certain criteria required in order to complete the online application.
The required items are:
A $35 non-refundable application fee using a credit card or debit card with a visa or master card logo
Must be at least 17 at the time of application
Valid Michigan Driver’s License and be a Michigan resident
An official high school diploma, official high school transcript or GED must be provided
Acceptable Workkeys test level scores for tests shown below and scale scores that will vary:
– Applied Mathematics – Level 3 ‐ must also show a “2 digit scale score”
– Locating Information NKA Graphic Literacy – Level 4 ‐ must also show a “2 digit scale score”
– Reading for Information NKA Workplace Documents – Level 4 ‐ must also show a “2 digit scale score”
The sites below are listed as providing the necessary testing. If you have not taken the WorkKeys test or need to retake it, you will need to contact one of these locations or another location of your choice and make an appointment to take the tests.
Wayne Community College –313.992.3311
Washtenaw Community College – scheduling line – 734.249.5920
Flint Michigan Works – 810.233.5974
Michigan Works Southwest – Kalamazoo – 269.383.2536