Heavy Equipment Camp Enables High School Students to Explore Skilled Labor Career Options

Extreme Sandbox’s Heavy Equipment Camp Enables High School Students to Explore Skilled Labor Career Options

Roseville High School students will spend half a day on-site learning about and experiencing heavy equipment operation and maintenance


HASTINGS, Minn. (Nov. 13, 2015) — Extreme Sandbox will host a Heavy Equipment Camp for 16 students from Roseville High School on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Extreme Sandbox is located in Hastings at 1901 Glendale Road.


The students will learn about job opportunities in heavy equipment operations and diesel mechanics, and receive valuable hands-on exposure to these trades by actually operating excavators and skid steers, under direction from professional instructors. Representatives from Ziegler Cat, the Minnesota Utility Contractors Association, MnDOT and other organizations also will be on hand to discuss heavy equipment career opportunities in their respective areas.


“This program is an excellent opportunity for students to explore careers in heavy equipment operations and repair,” said Randy Stenger, Extreme Sandbox owner. “Four year degrees are not always an option or interest for many students. The Heavy Equipment Camp program enables high school students to explore well-paying and in-demand career options they might otherwise never have considered without this truly unique hands-on opportunity.  We have received excellent feedback from high school groups from around the metro area that visited during the previous school, and we look forward to working with others again throughout this school year.”


About Extreme Sandbox

Founded in 2012, Extreme Sandbox is located on a 10-acre site in Hastings, Minn. It offers packages for individuals, recreational groups or corporate team-building groups that enable users to operate excavators, bulldozers and skid steers to complete specific tasks and navigate obstacles. For more information, visit www.extremesandbox.com.



Note: All student participants have photo release waiver forms and will be available for interviews, along with officials from Extreme Sandbox and other participating organizations.



For more information:

Mary Haugen

Haugen Public Relations


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