Training to become a successful heavy equipment technician requires a great interest and aptitude in technical subjects and a strong work ethic. To meet industry demand for skilled technicians, The AED Foundation has been working with various high school programs throughout the United States and Canada. AED Foundation-recognized high schools start training youth as early as 15.
High academic performance in high school classes like physical sciences, advanced mathematics and computers, as well as core subjects such as English, reading and writing, is essential for joining these programs. But students must also be motivated to excel outside of the classroom.