Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program
Local 150’s Apprenticeship and Skill Improvement Program (ASIP) is a cutting-edge skill training program for heavy equipment operators, heavy equipment technicians, drillers, construction material inspectors, and other construction professionals. ASIP provides training for both apprentices and journey workers and provides operating engineers the options and flexibility to adapt their skills to meet the needs of the construction market.
Local 150's William E. Dugan Training Center is situated on 300-plus acres in Wilmington, Illinois. The center boasts 342,000 square feet of space housing an indoor training area, over 200 pieces of heavy equipment, 30 classrooms, construction material testing lab, state of the art welding facility, equipment simulator lab, a 200-seat auditorium, and much more. Instructors are available to members six days a week, Monday through Saturday, except holidays.
Our Apprenticeship Programs
Local 150 operates four apprenticeship programs, each covering different skills and industries. Each of our programs consists of 6,000 or more hours of on-the-job learning, 240 or more hours of classroom instruction, and 192 hours or more of field instruction. Each program has its own unique proficiencies and certifications. Click below to learn more about each program.