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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)

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)

Cost and Benefits

  • This program is FREE to accepted in-state applicants.
  • Students to be paid wages while training in Wagner Equipment Co. shop.
  • If sponsored by a Wagner Equipment Co. branch location, a housing stipend may be awarded to the student.
  • Safety Training.
  • Students in Colorado receive an Associates of Diesel Power Technology upon successful graduation. Apprentices in the southern region receive a Diesel Equipment Technology, Certificate of Completion. They do not receive an Associates.
  • 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 after 90 days of continuous employment.
  • Paid holidays after one year.
  • Company uniforms.

Program Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED, must be 18 years old when program starts.
  • 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.

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 approximately four weeks of classroom lessons, followed by four 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 four weeks at the Wagner Technical Training Institute. The following four weeks will be spent working with journeyman technicians in the assigned shop. The remaining 6 months will be working in your shop assignments. Upon completion of the second year, you will graduate as a Class B Service Technician.

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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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