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Associated Training Services Signs on as CCO Platinum Level Sponsor

TRI LOGO WITH NAME-2_350xFebruary 17, 2022—Taking advantage of CCO’s newly restructured sponsorship program, Associated Training Services (Sun Prairie, WI) has signed on as a top-tier Platinum Level corporate sponsor. ATS provides training on a wide range of equipment in preparation for careers in the skilled trades and the requisite certification exams, including CCO certifications for operators of mobile cranes, articulating cranes, overhead cranes, tower cranes, digger derricks, and dedicated pile drivers, as well as riggers and signalpersons. They also provide training on other heavy equipment operations and commercial truck driving.

“ATS has long been an enthusiastic supporter of CCO, and this sponsorship provides the perfect opportunity to improve our brand recognition throughout the CCO and load handling community,” said ATS President John Klabacka. “ATS strives to be the leader in the vocational training industry by offering a variety of skills-oriented training programs in heavy equipment operation, crane operation, truck driving, safety, and the construction trades while maintaining the highest standards of quality and integrity, so this partnership with CCO is a great fit.”

CCO is thrilled to have the support of ATS. “We appreciate ATS and the impact they are having on making our industry safer,” said Thom Sicklesteel, Chief Executive Officer of CCO. “Training is a key to creating a safe work environment and getting people home to their families at the end of the day.”

For details on all CCO sponsorship opportunities contact Tara Whittington, Director of Marketing, at or (703) 560-2391 ext. 206.

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About ATS: ATS is a family-owned and operated school that began in 1959. Since then, ATS has trained over 50,000 students at its 50-acre campus in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and at employer locations throughout the country. ATS offers both standardized programs as well as customer-specific specialized training in all of the above trades. The focus of ATS is to maximize the learning of our customers to enhance their knowledge and skills, and to ensure their safety and compliance with industry and governmental standards. For more information, please contact John Klabacka, 608-354-0765,