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Seven Oaks School Division
Community Begins Here
May 25, 2024
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Heavy Construction


​​​Duration​​Work Practicum​
​Potential Credentials​​​
1 year​
(10 months of study)

26-28 weeks​

First Aid & CPR certification
WHMIS training
Soft skills employment
HD diesel/equipment technician
​Equipment operator​

​Equipment Operator ​​Heavy construction introduces students to the many career paths in the heavy construction industry.  Whether your interest is heavy duty mechanics, machinery operation or surveying,​ this Career Ready program will help you open doors to your first job in the industry. We provide technical training through in-class theory and work experience so you can learn by doing and through on-the-job training with a focus on safety within the industry. Participants will be placed at a variety of companies that specialize in heavy construction with machi​nery around the Winnipeg area.
  • Interest in pursuing a career in heavy construction
  • Completion of Grade 11 core courses
  • Completion of a Career Ready​ application form
  • Presentation of a certified transcript of marks (do not submit report card)​​, cover letter, reference letter, resume and fee if applicable
  • Participation in an orientation

Individuals who have completed Grade 12 are an adult learner or reside outside the division are encouraged to submit an application. A registration fee may apply depending if you are a graduate or live out of Seven Oaks School Division catchment.

The 34 week course is a combination of in-class theory and on-the-job training.  You start with essential safety training as well as basic heavy construction fundamentals and will then transition to a work placement in the industry four days a week and will spend one day per week in the classroom.

​You will be exposed to equipment operation as well as surveying and heavy-duty mechanics, watching and taking part in intricate repairs as well as being exposed to different career paths within this exciting industry.

Learning Includes:
  • Soft skills in the work placement
  • Introduction to the heavy construction industry
  • Introduction to mechanical repair and welding of heavy equipment
  • Drilling and blasting
  • Surveying
​​Upon course completion earn up to 8 high school credits and work experience hours that may be a valuable asset when seeking employment in the heavy construction industry.

Students may have the opportunity to participate in simulator training for heavy equipment operation.​

​** A registration fee may apply. **​​ ​​