Labour Training & Development
Eligible IUOE Local 955 members have the ability to access industry-leading training at two different facilities; a local Edmonton-based facility, as well as our International Training Facility in Crosby, Texas.
Our Edmonton-based facility provides safety and equipment-based training out of the Budd Coutts Apprenticeship and Education Centre, just north of Edmonton.
This education centre currently owns 23 pieces of equipment, including:
- A TADANO RT CRANE GR 350 XL-2
- AN LTM 1070 ALL-TERRAIN WITH DOLLY
- A CRAWLER CRANE (SOON-TO-BE-PURCHASED)
- ARTICULATED HAUL TRUCKS
- SKID STEER
- WHEEL LOADER
The Budd Coutts Apprenticeship and Education Centre also offers AT Training Courses, including 1st Year Mobile Crane, and in the near future, 3rd Year Mobile Crane certifications as well.
In addition to our Alberta-based training facility, IUOE Local 955 members also enjoy the ability to attend training courses at our International Training and Conference Centre in Crosby, Texas.
For Local 955 members, a trip to our Crosby training facility includes transfer from the airport to our cash-free facility, where all food, beverages and lodging are provided.
This exclusive training facility was opened in the spring of 2018 and boasts the following features:
- EXPANSIVE 237 ACRE CAMPUS
- 8,201 SQ FT CONFERENCE SPACE, SEATING UP TO 900 PEOPLE
- 15 CLASSROOMS AND LABS
- 12-PAD CRANE FIELD
- PIPELINE TRAINING SCHOOL
- UNDERGROUND UTILITY TRAINING
- HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRAINING
- EXCAVATOR, BULLDOZER, GRADER, ROCK TRUCK
- DRONE TRAINING FOR SURVEYING
- MODERN SIMULATOR ROOMS
- HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANICS SHOP
- MULTIPLE WELDING BAYS
- 227 ROOM DORMITORY WITH A FITNESS CENTRE AND FULL DINING FACILITIES
- CLOSE PROXIMITY TO MAJOR AIRPORTS IN THE HOUSTON AREA
Employees of IUOE Local 955’s signatory contractors are able to enjoy the benefits of attending these training facilities without incurring any of the costs associated with the skills development provided and be certain that their workforce are some of the best trained individuals in the industry.
The Budd Coutts Apprenticeship and Education Centre also offers AT, RT and Mobile Crane courses. IUOE Local 955 members may register to attend training courses at our International Training and Conference Centre in Crosby, Texas. For Local 955 members, a trip to our Crosby training facility includes transfer from the airport to our cash free facility, where all food and beverages are provided.