Employer Spotlight: Carter Machinery
May 26th, 2022

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Carter Machinery Co Inc., headquartered in Salem, Virginia, has been working in the construction, heavy equipment and power generation industries for over 90 years as the authorized Caterpillar dealer. The Mid-Atlantic based company employs over 2,200 people in 30 plus locations around Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, & Washington D.C. with a focus on supporting customers in many diverse industries including construction, mining, forestry, power generation, paving, industrial engines, and gas compression and marine.

Carter Machinery’s work-based learning program provides two registered apprenticeships that are 100% in-house instructed and managed. Both programs are accredited through the Department of Labor and Department of Veteran Affairs providing a mixed applicant pool of high school graduates and transitioning veterans. Each apprenticeship provides a 15-month, full time job with good pay, benefits, and a free education. Throughout each apprenticeship, accepted applicants will be taught on-the-job training that includes how to maintain, repair, and diagnose heavy construction equipment or large generators.

Learn more about Carter Machinery’s program.