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A Leader in Heavy Equipment and Crane Operator Training.

The Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO) is a progressive organization dedicated to the provision of quality training consistent with evolving industry needs and government standards in order to ensure a safe, efficient and effective construction industry.

The OETIO has been in operation since 1982 and is registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. This world class training institute offers crane operator, heavy equipment operator, and construction safety training programs in support of the construction industry.

IUOE Local 793 Area Offices in Sudbury, Timmins and Sault Ste Marie are looking for Heavy Equipment Apprentices for their September 3, 2019 intake.  Please register for the next information session below or contact your local area office for more information.

OETIO is now accepting applications for the following programs:

For more information on the programs,  please click on the links below:

Heavy Equipment Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Commercial Truck Driver's Training (A) Program

Dozer Program

Excavator Program

Tractor Loader Backhoe Program

IUOE Local 793 is now accepting applications for 2019/2020 Heavy Equipment Apprenticeship Program.  Please contact your local area office and register below for an information session.

Entrance Requirement for an Heavy Equipment Apprentice:

1) Resume 

2) Grade 12 or Equivalent

3) Valid Driver's License

4) Pass a Trade Entrance Exam (70%) 



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