Welcome to the Training Center for IUOE Local 501: Southern California


Our mission has been and continues to be to provide highly skilled, safe, and productive operators and stationary/facilities engineers to the stationary, construction, and environmental industries.

IUOE training programs are second to none, where apprentices and journey-level members hone or advance their skills. Our members have access to training on virtually every topic stationary engineers need to become their very best.

Over the years, IUOE local 501 has developed and implemented comprehensive training programs that are widely recognized as the best in a number of industries. Our aim is to train Apprentice Engineers, certify Journeymen Engineers, and maintain a world class workforce.

Additionally, the Local 501 Training Fund offers a broad range safety and health training for members. With support under Federal cooperative agreements and grants, our HAZMAT Program provides state-of-the-art OSHA and HAZWOPER (hazardous materials) courses and training materials to members.

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News: National Apprenticeship Week

Posted 11-7-2016

Across the Country close to 70% of all registered apprenticeship programs are in the building trades. National Apprenticeship week provides an opportunity to tell the story of the JATC Apprenticeship in Los Angeles, California.

As a leader in Apprenticeship Training, IUOE Local 501 JATC proudly celebrates Apprenticeship Week, with an open house to the public on Thursday, November 17th, 2016 between the hours of 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Apprenticeship with IUOE Local 501 is a work-based experience and classroom education while paid an hourly salary; this combination uses the highest industrial standards in the trade. The IUOE Local 501 Apprenticeship program is a collective effort among the State, Employers, Labor-Union, Educators and many more organizations. Apprenticeship leads to experience on the job and an education in the industry that is a success for the Employer and the Employees life career.

IUOE Local 501 will continue developing an innovative and educated workforce through its Apprenticeship Program; please come and join the celebration.

Featured Apprentice Gallery

Nicolas Dufresne
2016 Graduate

Anthony Ortiz
2013 Graduate

Mauro Carlos
2014 Graduate

Andres Luviano
2010 Graduate

Cameron Morrison
2016 Graduate

Cheryl Hale
2009 Graduate

Mike Narez
2009 Graduate

Daniel Pickard
2017 Graduate

Confined Spaces 101 App (Now for Apple and Android)

The IUOE National Training Fund Confined Spaces 101 App is now available for Android users (apple coming soon). OSHA provides guidance on general-industry-related Confined Spaces and Permit-Required Confined Spaces in the form of a decision tree or flow chart. We decided it would be convenient to provide a mobile version with helpful guidance along the way. Please do not confuse the guidance provided here from OSHA 29 CFR §1910.146 for General Industry with the guidance for confined space for Construction (29 CFR §1926.21). The Confined Spaces 101 app is free and available today.



News: Apprenticeship Graduation

Congratulations to all of our apprentices who completed our program in 2014 and 2015. These apprentices worked full time jobs in the Stationary Engineering field while going through our four-year accredited educational program. It is no surprise that many of our graduates become leaders in our industry. We have pictures of some of our graduates posted here.

Photo: Ed Curly (Business Manager), Tom Ervin (NV Training Director), Paul Nunez (CA Training Director), Pat Murphy (Chief Instructor)

NIOSH Ladder Safety App

This app turns your smartphone into a level and tells you if your ladder is set at the proper angle. It also covers ladder safety information.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is dedicated to ensure the safety of extension-ladder users by developing and disseminating an easy-to-use interactive ladder safety application for smart phones. The NIOSH Ladder Safety application features a multimodal indicator, which uses visual and sound signals to assist the user in positioning an extension ladder at an optimal angle. Furthermore, the application provides graphic-oriented interactive reference materials, safety guidelines and checklists for extension ladder selection, inspection, accessorizing, and use. The application is intended to help a wide range of ladder users, employers, and safety professionals, with their ladder-related safety needs. The ladder safety app is also 508 compliant.



Mold 101 App

The IUOE National Training Fund Mold 101 App is now available for Apple and Android users. The app is an interactive training tool available for your smart phone that can be used anywhere, anytime. The app provides information on the common places you will find mold and how to recognize and remediate it. The Mold 101 app is free and available today.



International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 501

Union YesLocal 501 is a team of united members who tirelessly strive to protect the rights, wages and benefits of working people. Through our enthralling commitment to all Unionists we will grow and conquer the labor workforce.

If you would like more information on the union or becoming a union member, please visit the IUOE Local 501 union website here.


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