National Training, Inc.’s Heavy Equipment Operators School is located in North Florida 20 miles south of Jacksonville, Florida in Green Cove Springs. The main administration offices are located in Orange Park. The School was established in 1978 as a private institution. Since its inception the School has successfully trained over 30,000 graduates. Unlike many other schools and community colleges, National has a narrow focus dedicated to superior training and the successful placement of each one of our graduates.
People come to the School for specific reasons, and that is to receive quality training to operate heavy equipment. However, many students want to get as much out of their Florida visit as possible. Some of Florida’s greatest attractions are within reasonable distance from the training facilities in Green Cove Springs. Such as the City of St. Augustine (the oldest city in the United States), Silver Springs, Daytona Beach, Cape Canaveral, Disney World, Epcot, Universal Pictures, and Sea World.
Administration Building-Orange Park, Florida:
The Administration Departments are located within 8,000 square feet of space at 188 College Drive, Orange Park, Florida. This building houses the school management, educational services, student services, curriculum development, job placement assistance department and shipping and receiving department.
Resident Training Complex-Green Cove Springs, Florida:
Students attending any of our training programs will receive the benefit of training on our custom designed multimillion dollar modern training grounds. We believe our 350 acre training complex is one of the largest and best equipped in the United States. We utilize 7,000 square feet of classroom space and several other ancillary buildings for maintenance of equipment and storage.
Resident Training Equipment:
National Training, Inc. provides and maintains bulldozers, excavators, backhoes, articulating front-end loaders, the very popular and versatile Bobcat® mini-excavator and skid steer loader, and diesel truck tractors. National utilizes many and various brands and sizes of heavy equipment machines. All of this equipment is owned, leased, or rented to insure that an adequate number of properly working machines are available for the student census. National cannot guarantee that any one specific machine will be available due to maintenance intervals and natural equipment attrition.
The School pays particular attention to equipment variety, not only to the name brands, but also in the power trains utilized in our training fleet.
The training instructors are made up of friendly individuals who have years of practical experience as equipment operators and professional tractor trailer drivers. All of our instructors attend training classes conducted by the State of Florida. Each instructor is required to be licensed by the State of Florida, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.