How to Become a Local 98 Apprentice

Application Process

Please see details below.

When the program is closed please call our office at 413-998-3230 ext. 113 to be put on the list to be notified for the next Apprenticeship Program. Unfortunately, we are not permitted to mail out applications to be filled out, it must be done in person, at our office.

Once all of the applications are in, we will then schedule a testing session for each of the applicants. The test is a standardized test consisting of Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, and Skills Aptitude sections. This is a general knowledge assessment test.

After the testing phase of the process is completed, we will ask the applicants to come back one more time to interview with the trustees. This is your chance to really tell them why you should be chosen for this program.

The entire process takes about 2 months and the economy does influence how many individuals we can take in at each program opening.

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 98 is mandated by the state of Massachusetts pertaining to the application process of our Apprenticeship Program.