IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUSPENDED FOR 2018-19.
Through Great Plains College, you will receive the Western Trade Training Institute (WTTI) industry training required to specialize in either boom truck or mobile crane operator apprenticeships streams. Pre-employment training is designed for persons who have no employment or skills in the trade, but would like to enrol in training in order to enter a particular trade.
February 19 – April 18, 2019
Approximate tuition does not include mandatory fees. This certificate program includes a two-week work placement.
Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant
This program is eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant (CSJG). CSJG is an employer-driven program that:
- Helps businesses and non-profit organizations train new or existing employees for available jobs; and,
- Provides more opportunities for unemployed and underemployed workers to receive training.
Through the program, the employer contributes one-third of the training cost, while the federal and provincial governments contribute the remaining two-thirds. Find out more about this funding option.
- Grade 10
- 18 years of age or older
- Physical suitability
- Valid Class 5 driver’s licence
- English language requirement
• Crane & Hoist Trade Introduction
• Shop Equipment
• Safe Work Practices
• Rigging and Reeving Operations
• Maintenance Operations
• General Hoisting Operations
• Variable Operating Factors of Cranes
• Hydraulic/Conventional Mobile and Crawler Crane Operations
• Boom Truck Operation
• Two-week Practicum Placement
Steel-toes boots are required. Safety glasses, hard hat and coveralls are recommended.
What You Will Learn
In less than three months, get the skills you need to begin your career as an operator. Work in high-paying industries such as heavy construction, mining, oil and gas, which require crane and hoisting operations.
Through Great Plains College, you will receive the Western Trade Training Institute (WTTI) industry training required to advance in your chosen field. Upon successful completion of this program you may be granted trade time and academic credit when you find employment in the trade and register in either boom truck or mobile crane operator apprenticeships streams.
This certificate program includes a two-week work placement.
As a boom truck, crane and hoist operator you will lift, move, position or place machinery, equipment and other large objects at construction or industrial sites, ports, railway yards, surface mines and other similar locations.
As a graduate of this pre-employment certificate program, you will be prepared for employment with construction, industrial, mining, cargo handling and railway companies.
In 2016, the average annual salary for full-time crane operators in Saskatchewan was $90,900, according to the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy. Employees may earn more or less depending on their employer, location, size of company, apprenticeship training, experience and hours worked.
Find Out More
Pre-employment training is designed for persons who have no employment or skills in the trade, but would like to enrol in training in order to enter a particular trade. Trade time and academic credit may be granted to those who find employment in the trade and register as an apprentice. Please contact the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) for further information on apprenticeship and the requirements for obtaining journeyperson certificates of qualification.
To find out more about the Boom Truck, Crane & Hoist Operator program at Great Plains College, book an appointment with a student adviser today.