WHITEHORSE, May 3 /CNW/ - Northern Safety Network Yukon (NSNY) will come
together with Aboriginal Engineering Ltd. to train new heavy equipment
instructors for work in both Yellowknife and Whitehorse. These new
heavy equipment training instructors will allow trainers to prepare
entry-level equipment operators for employment in the mining,
construction and road-building industries.
Aboriginal Engineering Ltd. (AEL) located in Yellowknife, NT has
sponsored a group of experienced equipment operators to travel to
Whitehorse in order to become certified heavy-equipment instructors.
Those trainer candidates will return home to Yellowknife to deliver the
curriculum through a High Velocity Equipment Training (HVET) franchise.
AEL is committed to developing capacity of local indigenous peoples,
improving employment opportunities for local impact communities. AEL
works in the most remote locations and extreme environments where they
consecutively complete projects with over 85% employment to Aboriginal
"The days of 'old-school' tailgate training are over!" says Ian
Stanley-Maddocks, Sales and Marketing Manager of High Velocity
Equipment Training. "AEL and NSNY are impressive leaders in the
'new-school' world of heavy equipment education and certification. We
are very pleased with the momentum and commitment displayed by all of
the training partners and sponsors involved. The financial support from
Yukon Mine Training Association (a funding partner of NSNY) and AEL
shows that mining in the North has a bright future. Soon Canada will
follow Europe and Australia and require that equipment operators be
trained to a minimum standard and require a license to operate heavy
equipment. We already need a license to operate a vehicle, plane, train
and transport truck, you even need a special permit for a taxi, but the
consequences of an un-trained heavy equipment operator can be much more
severe because of the nature of heavy equipment." says
NSNY Executive Director Sheila Sergy says, "We are happy to announce
that we will be adding more training opportunities to the
Multi-Equipment Operator Program supplied by High Velocity Equipment
Training, soon we will also have shorter 1-month Single Machine
Certification and even a 1-day Certification for Experienced Operators
or (CEO Challenge) license which will allow seasoned operators the
ability to certify in one day, rather than take a 12-week course" says
Sergy goes on to say, "HVET's franchise training team came to us here in
Whitehorse making this program a perfect fit for us. Our instructors
were impressed with previous Train the Trainer (TTT) programs and we
are excited to have HVET certify our new trainers and teach us how to
use their curriculum and their training systems. This groundbreaking
approach to training instructors (to train new operators to a
recognized standard) is the only model of its kind."
Originally developed in Camrose, AB as a heavy equipment safety training
program, High Velocity Equipment Training now offers a complete
curriculum license and the TTT Instructor Certification program to
vocational colleges, industry training departments, safety training
organizations and non-profit associations who can demonstrate the
training capacity to maintain very high safety-standards in the
delivery of HVET training programs.
As part of the TTT mobile instructional team, Jordan Bonnough says "Our
crew travels in order to teach anywhere in the world. For example we
have recently been invited to teach in Laos, Southeast Asia and
possibly in Costa Rica this fall. My job is photographer, proofing
curriculum and gathering testimonials. It feels great when a student
gives me a testimonial on how the training has changed their outlook on
life and impacted them as a person. Usually they say something about
how inspirational the course was because it focuses on their lifestyle
vision and employment mission combined with goal-setting which turns
their work from a "job" into a "career". Graduates talk about how they
want to use their training to change the lives of people in their
communities" says Bonnough.
The TTT Instructor Certification Program runs from April 26thth to May 6th in Whitehorse YK.
Invitation to graduation ceremony can be requested.
SOURCE High Velocity Equipment Training Ltd.
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