Employment and Immigration Managers Praise Heavy Equipment Training Site

    CALGARY, May 20 /CNW/ - Alberta Employment and Immigration managers were
impressed during their tour of the High Velocity Equipment Training centre in
Camrose on May 13, 2009.
    The centre is Alberta's first private heavy-equipment training school
licensed by Alberta Advanced Education and Training.
    "The High Velocity Equipment Training Centre offers an additional option
in the province for Albertans who are seeking skill training to reach their
career goals", said Todd Shatford, Regional Manager, Alberta Employment and
    HVET was recently awarded a contract by Labour Market Development in
Alberta to train members of the Métis Nation of Alberta in the safe operation
of heavy construction equipment.
    "The heavy-equipment training program offered by High Velocity
complements and furthers our goal of building a skilled workforce and helping
Albertans create rewarding careers," added Shatford.
    According to Terry Payne, Business Development & Placement Officer of
HVET, the heavy-equipment training program offered by HVET can assist Alberta
Employment and Immigration in two of its strategic priorities:

    1.  Ensuring Aboriginal Albertans benefit from the growth of the Alberta
        economy and have the necessary skills to address Alberta's current
        and future labour shortages; and

    2.  Emphasize the importance of safe workplaces and reduce the incidence
        of work-related injuries and illnesses.

    Payne added "I appreciate the E&I managers taking the time to visit
because both of these priorities are common to the objectives of High
    For example our recently signed contract with the Métis Nation to deliver
our safety-oriented Multi-Equipment Program is a stated core business goal of
the Ministry; to invest in Alberta's labour supply through building and
educating tomorrow's workforce."
    Shayne Bonnough, CEO of High Velocity Equipment Training says "We
consider EI to be a partner of HVET, so not only are we actively addressing
the pending shortage of skilled equipment operators with our training programs
but we are also addressing other concerns around rebuilding Alberta's aging
infrastructure and growing the First Nations off-reserve workforce that the
Ministry has outlined as priorities."

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For further information:

For further information: High Velocity Equipment Training Ltd., No. 201
- 5061 50th Street, Camrose, AB, T4V1R3, (866) 963-4766 Toll-Free, (208)
687-2937 Cell., (780) 678-2274 Fax., Shawn@heavymetaltraining.com,

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