(10 months of study)
First Aid & CPR certification
Soft skills employment
HD diesel/equipment technician
|||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 machinery 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, 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.
- Soft skills in the work placement
- Introduction to the heavy construction industry
- Introduction to mechanical repair and welding of heavy equipment
- Drilling and blasting
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. **