Technician Apprenticeship Program

Get on the Fast Track to a New Career as a Technician

Carter Machinery’s nationally recognized and fully accredited program provides individuals with a strong mechanical aptitude who are graduating high school or exiting the military with the tools necessary to begin a rewarding career as a construction equipment technician. 

In addition to receiving education, Carter apprentices get paid and receive full-time benefits – all without incurring education expenses. In just 15 months, they can become a certified technician.  

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What to Expect?

  • High school graduates welcome to apply
  • Approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs; Carter is certified to provide training and education to eligible veterans who are hired into the program.
  • Approved by Virginia’s Department of Labor
  • Apprentice employees receive 2,000 hours of on-the-job training and mentoring, plus 400 hours of classroom and online instruction.
  • Carter connects with local students in grades 11-12 by working with Virginia vocational-technical schools to promote opportunities within the skilled trades industry.

Are you a Student or Making a Career Change?

There’s no substitute for a strong foundation. We recruit from a number of technical schools that provide thorough training curriculums designed to get you off to the right start.  

  • ATI (Advanced Technology Institute)
  • Lincoln College of Technology (formerly Nashville Auto Diesel College)
  • Ohio Technical College
  • Rappahannock Community College – Bridging Communities
  • Southside Virginia Community College
  • Tidewater Community College
  • UNOH (University of Northwestern Ohio)
  • UTI (Universal Technical Institute)
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