This three week core program is the first level of in-school technical training required for those interested in a career as a crane operator. The course is divided into approximately two weeks of theory instruction followed by one week of practical training. Technical training content covers elements that are common to the three major crane classifications: Mobile Crane, Boom Truck and Tower Crane. Curriculum includes the following units:
- Safety knowledge and practical
- Communications knowledge and practical
- Cranes knowledge
- Rigging knowledge and practical
- Load charts knowledge and practical
- Crane operations knowledge and practical
- Maintenance and service knowledge and practical
Students entering this program are registered as apprentices with the Industry Training Authority and must successfully complete a final written theory exam at the end of the course.
- Minimum Grade 10 (or equivalent)
- Hold a valid Class 3 driver’s license with air brake endorsement (Class 1 recommended for Mobile Crane); not required for Tower Crane
- OETA Trade Assessment Exam
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If you are interested in this program:
- Contact the Training Association office and ask for an application package
- Complete an application for training and submit it to the nearest Operating Engineers Office to be forwarded to the Operating Engineers Training Association. Include with your application a resume, appropriate reference materials, a copy of your driver’s license and your drivers abstract.
- Successful completion of the OETA Trade Assessment Examination is required of all applicants.
When completed, your application must be submitted to the Training Coordinator. Please ensure you attach a copy of your resume, reference material, drivers abstract, etc. Qualified applicant’s files will go before a selection committee. Successful applicants will be assigned to the class upon confirmation of their ability to attend.
JEFF GORHAM (604) 473-5255
RANDY GRISEWOOD (604) 473-5270