CAMROSE, AB, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - Yukon Mine Training Association (YMTA)
launches a second year of training partnership with their delivery
agent, Northern Safety Network Yukon training heavy equipment operators
to work in the Yukon mining industry.
Located in Whitehorse, YMTA's objective is to work with mining
companies, industry service providers, First Nation governments,
Territorial and Federal governments and academic institutions to bring
training and jobs together.
According to Executive Director Sheila Sergy, of Northern Safety Network
Yukon (NSNY), "We've been very pleased with the High Velocity Equipment
Training's curriculum and especially the train-the-trainer component.
High Velocity's program and support has allowed NSNY to deliver two
successful training programs so far. Our focus is to develop capacity
in the communities and support livelihood development in a competitive
market. The training is a step to securing gainful employment and
changing the lives of the participants. We are committed to developing
more training opportunities such as the 12-week heavy equipment program
supplied by High Velocity Equipment Training."
Sergy goes on to say, "High Velocity Equipment Training has not only
supplied us with outstanding heavy equipment curriculum for the project
but also provided a very intense and comprehensive Train-The-Trainer
(TTT) Instructor Certification program. The classroom-theory combined
with hands-on equipment training is a very good model. But it is the
TTT program that allows local trainers here in the Yukon to be
developed. Wee are presently training aboriginal men and women to
become heavy equipment instructors and therefore role models in their
communities. Our instructors were very impressed last year with the TTT
program and we are excited to send our new trainers this year…I may
Based in Camrose, Alberta High Velocity Equipment Training offers the
TTT Instructor Certification program to industry training departments,
safety training organizations and non-profit associations. "Our TTT
program helps turn great heavy equipment operators into fantastic
facilitators" says Shayne Bonnough, CEO of High Velocity Equipment
Training. "Certified trainers must be very strong in both the classroom
theory and the intensive field exercises, which is a rare combination
for this industry."
Darryl Tamagi, General Manager of High Velocity Equipment Training says
"Working with great service delivery agents like Sheila Sergy of NSNY
makes my job much easier as we know our training levels will be held to
a very high standard." Tamagi adds, "We have hundreds of high-paying
jobs posted on our job-board, that means good wages and high demand for
our graduates, but our hiring partners are now insisting that our grads
also be trained in personal development areas land that our graduates
can get along with others on the jobsite! With the huge expense of a
training a new-hire and all insurance cost and liability of having a
hot-head or poorly trained employee on construction site…. means that
human resource departments in oil, gas and mining are placing high
value on balanced scorecard…..of emotional-skills, safety-skills,
operational-skills and life-skills together! The old-school way of
training an equipment operator is what other equipment trainers
do…those days are over….we are definitely new-school and we produce
outstanding grads! "
Sheila Sergy of NSNY says, "This training is unique in how it helps our
students look at their personal beliefs in order to make a
career-choice, rather than just getting a job to get to the next
pay-cheque. Last year our instructors described the TTT program as very
intense our trainers brought that intensity back home to the students
we trained here in the Yukon! We are very proud to be working with the
support of YMTA and with partners like High Velocity Equipment Training
so we can build training capacity and help individuals (and
The TTT Instructor Certification Program runs from Feb 28th to March 11th in Camrose AB.
SOURCE High Velocity Equipment Training Ltd.
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