Apprentices registered in the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician trade are scheduled for three eight-week sections of in-school training which is scheduled through the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities.
The basic level is Program #6080 - Commercial Vehicle & Equipment Common Core (CVAE Level One) curriculum which has been developed in keeping with the prescribed Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities Apprenticeship Training Standards and is common to the four trades of Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Truck and Coach Technician, Power Lift Truck Technician and Farm Equipment Mechanic.
The next two levels are Level Two and Level Three of the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician trade. Objectives of all three levels of curriculum are to provide more comprehensive learning experiences for the speciality trade of Heavy Duty Equipment Technician in terms of:
- Sound theoretical training to meet the challenges presented by the increasingly more complex designs and testing techniques.
- Acquisition of fundamental and specific skills of the trade through the training of practical applications.
- Strengthening the apprentices` high standards of craftsmanship, problem-solving skills and personal pride of their respective trades.
- Strengthening desirable work attitudes and a keen sense of responsibility, particularly in regard to public and personal safety.