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School of Transportation: 416-289-5004

Indira Singh

School of Transportation Liaison and Student Recruitment Officer

416-289-5000 Ext. 7606


Heavy Duty Equipment (Traditional Apprenticeship)

Heavy Duty Equipment (Traditional Apprenticeship)

  • Focuses on maintenance and repair of heavy industrial vehicles such as bulldozers, cranes, graders and other heavy construction, logging and mining equipment
  • Qualified for jobs with vehicle manufacturers; dealers; rental and service businesses; construction, logging and mining companies; and large firms with their own fleets

Apprenticeship is a system of learning by doing. It consists of on-the-job training with an employer and related class studies in college. The on-the-job training component is a competency based format which involves the completion of a Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development issued booklet. Classes are offered either one day a week, two nights a week or eight weeks a year. Depending on your trade, class programs could take two to three years.  Apprenticeships vary from two to five years. (The actual duration will be determined by the trade the apprentice has chosen, and how quickly the apprentice acquires the on-the-job competencies)

Program Highlights 

  • There is an earn-while-you-learn training approach 
  • Professors have extensive, current experience in the industry 
  • Facilities are state-of-the-art and housed at the province’s largest transportation training centre, Ashtonbee Campus
  • You may qualify for income support while in school through Employment Insurance Canada benefits or training allowance 
  • In-school training is geared to on-the-job experience

 Please note: You cannot apply directly to the college for admission to a traditional apprenticeship. You must first be currently employed as an apprentice.