The MEI Rigging Apprenticeship Program has been developed by industry experts and is designed to teach the core rigging skills necessary for individuals without any knowledge of the machinery moving industry or without rigging skills to start a fulfilling career as a skilled rigger. The program provides opportunities to advance and grow in the industry through targeted skills development and training oversight. Skilled trades can offer a stable and lucrative career. MEI is proud to offer this opportunity for those individuals interested in skilled trades and who are ready take a practical approach to education and training, shortening your time needed to learn a skill and allowing you to start earning a wage right away.
Do you want to be paid while you learn important skills in one of the fastest growing industries in the country?
Are you interested in an opportunity to get your foot in the door for a skilled trades career?
The MEI Rigging Apprenticeship Program offers a blend of classroom, web-based, and on-the-job training. Apprentice trainees use these methods and more to gain proficiency in the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) necessary to perform at the Rigger 1 level. At program’s end a successful participant will have shown and been evaluated on their ability and competency on skill topics within the program. Our program has been designed to provide opportunities for individuals with minimal or no knowledge of the rigging and machinery moving industry to start a fulfilling career as a skilled rigger with the potential to advance and grow in the organization. With MEI, your potential is endless. We provide a dynamic and exciting working environment and build upon your on-the-job skill set to continue developing professionally.
If you are interested in a career as a rigger, rigger/CDL driver, or millwright, learn more about these careers by watching our ‘A Day in the Life’ video.
Anthony is a Rigger/CDL Driver and works at our MEI Houston location. Watch to hear about a Day in the Life as a Rigger/CDL Driver here at MEI.
Skill Topics Included in the Program
- MEI Safety Culture
- Forklift Operation (<15K)
- Versa Lift Operations
- Pre-Rig/Lift Inspection
- Ground & Floor Protection
- Skate, Dolly & Pallet Jack Application
- Basic Jacking Applications
- Blocking & Cribbing
- Machine Securement
- Machine Leveling
- Rigging Apprenticeship Program Application Process Starts November 1, 2023.
- Deadline to apply to the MEI Rigging Apprenticeship Program is December 18, 2023. (MEI will no longer accept applications for this next session of the program after December 18, 2023)