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Wagner Training Institute: Technician Apprentice Program

Colorado Program Schedule: Starts July Each Year – Class Size and Location

      • Up to 20 students may be accepted into this program
      • 1st Year: Rotation 2 weeks in class at Community College of Aurora, 2 weeks in shop at Wagner Equipment Co. (part time employee)
      • 2nd Year: Rotation 2 weeks in class at Wagner Training Institute, 2 weeks at Wagner Equipment Co. (full time employee)

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New Mexico Program Schedule: Starts August Each Year – Class Size and Location

      • Up to 20 students may be accepted into this progem
      • 1st Year: Rotation 5 weeks in class at Central New Mexico (CNM) Community College, 5 weeks in shop at Wagner Equipment Co. (part time employee)
      • 2nd Year: Rotation 5 weeks in class at Wagner Training Institute, 5 weeks at Wagner Equipment Co. (full time employee)

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Cost and Benefits

  • Safety is our number one priority and is reflected in training and practice.
  • This program is FREE to accepted applicants.
  • Students to be paid wages while training in Wagner Equipment Co. shop.
  • If sponsored by a Wagner Equipment Co. branch location, lodging will be provided to the student.
  • Colorado Apprentice students receive an Associates of Diesel Power Technology upon successful graduation. South Apprentice students receive a CNM Diesel Equipment Technology Certificate upon successful completion of 1st year.
  • A tool box and tools valued at $7,500 will be given to the student upon entrance into our program in exchange for a work commitment.
  • Become eligible for medical, dental, vision within the first year.
  • Paid holidays after one year.
  • Company uniforms provided.

Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED, must be 18 years old when program starts. We will consider applicants under the age of 18 with legal guardian approval.
  • Must pass all required pre-employment screenings which may include but are not limited to background checks, drug/alcohol testing, fit for duty testing, and any other job-related tests/screenings
  • Mechanically inclined and strong desire to learn.
  • Successfully pass interview and assessment process.
  • Ability to commit to a 4 year contract.

Apprentice Program Summary

Year One

Colorado: For the first year of the Apprentice Program at Wagner Equipment Co., you will be attending classes as a student at the Community College of Aurora. The program begins with two weeks of classroom lessons, followed by two weeks of practical Wagner shop experience. This classroom/shop rotation will continue for 45 weeks and will allow you to effectively transfer your classroom skills to the appropriate shop area.

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New Mexico:For the first year of the Apprentice Program (South) at Wagner Equipment Co., you will be attending classes as a Diesel Technology student at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) in Albuquerque, NM. The program begins with approximately five weeks of classes/labs at CNM, followed by five weeks of practical Wagner shop experience. This classroom/shop rotation will continue for 42 weeks and will allow you to effectively transfer your classroom skills to the appropriate shop area.

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Year Two

Colorado: Upon graduation from the Community College of Aurora, you will work full time for Wagner Equipment Co. as an apprentice for the second year of the program. During the first 6-month period, you will attend classes for the first 2 weeks at Wagner Training Institute. The following 2 weeks will be spent working with journeyman technicians in the assigned shop. The remaining 6 months will be working in your assigned shop. Upon completion of the 2nd year, you will graduate with an Associates of Applied Science in Diesel Technology degree.

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New Mexico: Upon graduation from Central New Mexico Community College, you will work full-time for Wagner Equipment Co. as an Apprentice for the second year of the program. You will continue four-to-five week rotations between classes at Wagner Training Institute in Albuquerque and your assigned shop. Upon completion of the second year, you will graduate from the Apprentice Program as a Class B Service Technician.

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Tool Benefit

Upon entering the Apprentice Program, you are eligible to participate in a company-sponsored tool program. Wagner Equipment Co. will provide you with a set of tools and box valued at approx. $7,500 in exchange for a time commitment work agreement.


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