Local 132’s training facility is conveniently located north of Charleston, West Virginia off Interstate 77 at the Medina Exit #154, containing 230 acres of mountainous terrain that is ideally suited for training. The facility has four full-time instructors who guide both apprentices and journeymen through training on various pieces of equipment. West Virginia was one of the first states to require CCO certification in their crane certification law and Local 132 was the first location in the country to host an N.C.C.C.O. (National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators) practical exam.
Training includes: training on various pieces of equipment, Crane and Rigging, CDL, Excavation & Trenching, GPS Dozer/Grader, Pipeline, HAZMAT, CPR/First Aid, and 10-hour OSHA Construction Safety. During HAZMAT training, participants are required to receive practical experience in the use of respiratory equipment.