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Local 420 Employers Education Trust: Training and Education


The Local 420 Education Trust delivers high quality skills training in the exciting field of Power Engineering, provides valuable education to members, and helps workers to advance in rewarding careers.

These classes are held at our union office and are available to members and the public. Additionally, the union sponsors the Power Engineering program at Milwaukee Area Technical College-South Campus where a full diploma program is offered.

Power Engineering is a field that requires skills in a variety of fields including boiler operation, equipment repair, industrial maintenance, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, energy conservation and other areas.    





Having over 26 years of experience working in various power plants, Rich’s expertise includes: operating and maintaining boilers, turbines, generators, air compressors, pumps, HVACR, and many other functions involving the production of steam and electricity. In 2005 Rich was hired full time as an instructor of Power Engineering at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Rich’s curriculum includes: Blueprint reading, Instruments and Controls, Electricity, High and Low Pressure Boilers, Renewable Energy, Industrial Maintenance, and Math.  Rich was instrumental in creating the Local 420 training program and is the lead instructor for the Union.

Rich holds a license for Chief Engineer from the American Society of Power Engineers. He has licenses in Refrigeration, Forklift, and Cranes, and certificates in Renewable Energy, Site Assessment, and Boiler Operation.

Rich is currently the President of the National Association of Power Engineers, Milwaukee Chapter, and is an accredited, licensed teacher for the State of Wisconsin.

Upcoming Class Information

Low Pressure Boiler Class
High Pressure Boiler Class
Refrigeration Class I
Power Plant Licensing Class

To register for any of our classes, please click here to download the Registration Form