Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Apprentice program students log operator time on four pieces of heavy equipment: excavator, articulated rock truck, dozer and loader. These machines are used universally in construction, earth moving, road building, mining and forestry operations.
Indentured apprentices combine on-the-job training with formal classroom technical skills at NWCC to earn journeyperson classification. Students receive provincial apprenticeship curriculum pertinent to the apprenticeship level in which they are enrolled.
The Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Apprentice program consists of 180 hours of training over five weeks, combining in-school training and work-based, in-the-field practical experience. Students will be on-site, operating heavy equipment and logging hours towards their apprenticeship requirements. To qualify for the program, students must first complete Road Builder Heavy Construction Foundation program.
Notice to Apprentices
If you are an unemployed apprentice or if your employer is anticipating a slow down in work consider taking your next two levels of technical training back-to-back. Trades learners are encouraged to enhance their employability by enrolling in Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1 and other Workforce & Industry training courses. OFA and Workforce & Industry training courses are scheduled throughout the year at NWCC.
To be eleigible for apprenticeship training you must be registered as an apprenctice with the Industry Training Authority (ITA). To register or for more information about apprenticeships in British Columbia visit the Industry Training Authority at www.itabc.ca