Forklift Certification – Forklifts play a major role in various industries, including warehousing, construction, as well as manufacturing. As you may have read in our previous blogs, forklifts help improve productivity and efficiency while transporting material. In essence, they are a combination of a vehicle and a lifting tool – and if you ask us, that’s the perfect combo to get the job done.Knowing this and given how lucrative of a career it can, becoming a forklift operator can be quite enticing.
For instance, did you know there are Costco Wholesale Forklift Operators making $28 an hour? Or FedEx forklift operators making $22 an hour? And this doesn’t even include all the doors that open once you become a certified forklift operator and enter the industry. In short, it’s an excellent stepping stone if you want to become a foreman, business owner, manager, supervisor, or technician.
This all said, not anyone can jump on a forklift and start working. You have to become properly trained, know how to effectively and safely operate the equipment while transporting heavy loads, and obtain your forklift certification. Your forklift certification is crucial as it’s your card for demonstrating that you have been trained in operating a forklift in a manner that reduces the risks of being involved in a forklift accident or on the job fatality, as well as trained in reducing financial losses from damaged goods.
Furthermore, one great benefit of entering the forklift industry, if you’re not already in it, is that given the many benefits the career provides (i.e. great pay and lots of opportunities), entering the field doesn’t have to be difficult.
At American Forklift Training Centers, INC., we not only teach you how to safely and properly operate a forklift, but we have also made over 250 partnerships all over Southern California – and upon receiving your certification or renewing with us, we will send your information to the companies and agencies hiring in your sought area! Additionally, as an added service, if you move, let’s say from LA to the IE or the IE to LA, we will happily transfer your information to the appropriate county!
On a side note, may we also suggest that when you meet with an employer, you do demonstrate effective communication skills, organization skills, patience, adaptability, critical and analytical thinking, as well as a capability of working well under pressure. Our hiring managers have expressed that they do look for these skills, in addition to forklift certification, when selecting candidates for the job.
If you’d like to learn more about operating a forklift, earning your forklift certification, or renewing, please do not hesitate to contact us. Again, becoming a forklift operator can be quite the rewarding and lucrative career path. And given our connections and our passion to bring our students joy and success, we have set the system in place for not only training and certifying students, but also helping them enter and move up in the forklift industry.
To learn more, please contact us today! (323) 620-7000