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Important Information
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Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Goals are established prior to the opening of the application period, regarding the number of applications accepted and is based on the demand of the industry, which may vary in each geographical district of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local #12, in California. The application goals are also set by the work classification for which you applied based on the demand of the industry. Classifications are Equipment Operator (EQO), Heavy Duty Repair (HDR), Dredge Operator (DRG), Plant Equipment Operator (PEO), Rock Sand & Gravel (RSG) and Building Construction Inspector (INS).


Please refer to the website at WWW.OETT.NET for a complete description of the job classifications to assist you in accurately choosing the classification that you wish to apply for. Be careful in choosing the classification, as changing to another classification later may not be available (see explanation below.)

Once goals are met, applications for that district and/or classification will no longer be accepted during this application period. However, you may apply for another job classification in that district, if available. Applicants must apply based on the district in which they will reside if accepted into the apprenticeship program. Those applying from outside of the 12 southern counties of  IUOE Local 12’s jurisdiction, or those who plan to move to another district must apply in the appropriate district in which they intend to reside if accepted into the program.

Please be advised that any multiple (more than one) application submissions made during a scheduled opening period will be reviewed for information similarities (likeness).  The OETT reserves the right to reject any application for apprenticeship if we find similarities of information during the review process, including applying in multiple districts and/or job classifications of IUOE Local 12.

Once applicants have successfully applied and passed the entrance examination and are placed on the applicants list, no classification changes will be permitted, barring exigent circumstances, until the applicant has been indentured as an apprentice into the program and completed their 1000-hour probationary period. Any consideration for a change in classification will be at the sole discretion of the Director of Training.

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