Alberta Heavy Equipment College to Deliver Train-The-Trainer Instructor Certification for Yukon Mine Training Association
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 even attend."
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 communities) prosper."
The TTT Instructor Certification Program runs from Feb 28th to March 11th in Camrose AB.For further information: