Specialty Training

Local 513 Training will offer the following Specialty Training Classes.  If you are interested please call the Training Center to get scheduled as soon as possible.


March 1-2, 2022 - Trimble 1- GCS Grade Control Systems  will consist  of the machine control using Grade Control Systems. ( T1-GCS)

March 3-4, 2022 - Trimble 1 - Earthworks  will consist of the machine control using Earthworks Systems. (T1-E)

March 7-8, 2022 - Trimble 2 SCS 900  will consist of basic operation of Rover using SCS900. (T2 SCS)

March 9-10, 2022 - Trimble 2 Siteworks will consist of basic operation of Rover using Siteworks System. (T2SW)

March 11-12, 2022 - Trimble 3 Advanced Rover will consist of model building, file conversions and site localizations.  Must have completed a T2 Training to enroll.  (T3)

Hydroexcavating - March 5, 2022

Bahr Hydroexcavation will teach a one-day class that will consist of classroom and hands-on training.  The classroom portion of the class will consist of discussing different types of hydroexcavating, when to use hydro exc., utilities you can excavate around, components of the truck and capabilities of hydro excavation.   This class will require a mininmum of 10 participants.

Horizontal Directional Drilling - March 17-18, 2022

Introduction to Horizontal Directional Drilling. If you have any questions, please call.  This class has limited occupancy so please reserve your seat.  

NCCCO Written Test -October 16th

Silex Training School will host a NCCCO Written Test on October 16, 2021

Call the Training School to get registered for the Written CCO Test that will be held at the Silex Training Center.  If you would like for the Training Center to submit your application and/or if you need to pick up your study material, the Training Center will be open Monday throuhg Friday from 7am -3pm.  For your convenience, the Training Center will also be open on Saturday, September 25th from 8am - 11am.  The deadline to register is October 1, 2021.   We do NOT mail study materials.  

NCCCO has raised rates starting July 1, 2021

CCO Certification Fees                     CCO RE-certification Fees


Saturday Voluntary Training Dates

The school will be open on the following Saturdays for training in 2021:



















Updates for Training School

The Training Center has some updates-we are doing our best to keep all memebers and visitors safe by following Covid-19 recommended guidelines.

  • Anyone visiting or training at the school will be required to have their temperature taken before entering.  Everyone is required to wear a mask indoors at all times and outside when they are within 20’ of another person.
  • We are again accepting applications for the apprenticeship. 
  • We are allowing voluntary training on a limited basis, members MUST call to reserve equipment, so we can plan for availability. 
  • Dorms are open, but only for members who live 60 miles or further away.  
  • Feel free to call the Training School with any questions!  573-485-2200
Change of Address

Just a reminder if you move and need to update your address PLEASE call BOTH the Union Hall AND the Training Center. 

Training Center Cell Phone #

The Training Center has a cell phone for members to conviently update thier certifications etc.  Just text the school cell # your name and a clear picture of the certification to be updated.  


This number will NOT be answered for calls- Texts ONLY!