Edwards Moving & Rigging is excited to announce the creation of their new apprenticeship program in partnership with the Kentucky Labor Cabinet. This new apprentice program is a great opportunity to begin a career in a specialized industry by learning all the needed skills while earning a paycheck.
Edwards’ new three-year apprenticeship in specialized transportation and rigging, will provide each participant with both the experience and training from equipment manufacturers and operators to become an accomplished rigger. The curriculum consists of 2,000 on-the-job training hours and 144 classroom hours per year. Participants will receive field experience and classroom instruction covering a wide array of subject matter including, transporter configuration, hydraulics, rigging equipment and terminology, gantry systems, and signalman training just to name a few. No prior experience is required to join the apprenticeship.
“Edwards Moving & Rigging is the first company in Kentucky to provide an apprenticeship of this kind,” said Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey. “Apprenticeships provide a kind of forward-thinking solution that will help us prepare Kentucky for a skilled workforce. This is why I am proud to have Edwards Moving & Rigging join our ‘Kentucky Trained. Kentucky Built.’ network and I look forward to the success this program will bring to Shelby County.”
“Edwards is very excited to establish a registered apprenticeship program,” said Jason Edwards, President of Edwards. “We believe this is a great opportunity for both our company and the Commonwealth’s workforce. We will develop skilled workers with high paying careers.”
For more information on the specialized transportation and rigging apprenticeship contact Sierra Burton, Human Resource Manager or Danny Cain, Safety/Risk Manager at 502-633-1961. Starting rate of pay for our apprenticeship is $20.00 per hour plus a comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, 401K (with match), per diem, bonus, etc.