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2019 IUOE Local 793 Heavy Equipment Pre-Apprenticeship Program will be updated when information comes available.

2018 IUOE Local 793 Heavy Equipment Pre-Apprenticeship Program

The Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO) will be offering a heavy equipment pre-apprenticeship program on May 14, 2018. The pre-apprenticeship program includes both a 6 week in-school training component combined with an 8 week work placement with a Local 793 contractor. Pre-apprentices who successfully complete the program will be eligible to enter the heavy equipment operator apprenticeship program offered through OETIO and become a member of the IUOE Local 793.

Training Date:

In-School Training: May 14th to June 22, 2018

Work Placement: June 25th  to August 17th, 2018 

6 Weeks In-School Training Course Outline:

Classroom Training 

  1. Safety Training
  2. Equipment Pre-Operation Inspection
  3. Operation
  4. Transportation  

Field Training

  1. Lab and Field Exercises
  2. Mechanical mini simulators
  3. Compactors, skid steers, mini excavators, off road haul vehicles

Safety Certification 

  1. WHMIS
  2. Traffic Control
  3. Working at Heights
  4. First Aid and CPR
  5. Ground Disturbance
  6. Propane in Construction
  7. Pipeline Construction Safety Training
  8. Vertical Mast & Telescopic Boom Forklift
  9. MOL Helath & Safety Awareness Course
Essential Skills
  1. Numeracy
  2. Document Use
  3. Computer Skills

8 Week Work Placement:

Pre-Apprentices earn a wage rate of $15.00/hour during the 8 week work placement with a Local 793 contractor

To apply for an Pre-Apprenticeship Program with IUOE, Local 793 you must:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age
  2. Submit your resume and/or application form
  3. Provide a high school transcript/diploma or equivalent
  4. Provide a current driver's abstract
  5. Successfully achieve 70% or higher on OETIO's trade entrance exam
To learn more about how to apply for OETIO's heavy equipment Pre-Apprenticeship Program, please contact the Local 793 office in your area by clicking on the following link:

This Employment Ontario program is funded by the Ontario government.

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