Industry Training Services

Vancouver Island University offers customized Heavy Equipment Training. We offer instruction at employer sites tailored to your specific needs: refresher courses, advanced or specialized training.

  • Relevant work-based training
  • Delivery that meets your schedule
  • Experienced instructors who are certified in their trade
  • Program design and customized delivery to meet your needs
  • Training needs assessment
  • Worker competency assessment
  • Prompt and personalized service
  • Train your own in house instructors with Train the Trainer courses
  • Specialized in training for the Forestry, Pulp and Paper, Logging and Mining industries
  • Evaluation of Equipment Operators
  • Preparation to challenge the Crane Operator TQ Exam (for mobile crane, tower crane, self-erecting crane and boom truck.

Long Haul Mountain Training

For anyone serious about pursuing employment in the commercial trucking industry.

Do you want a realistic experience of what a professional truck driver does? Take a weekend drive to the BC Interior and back with our truck, trailer, and instructor. Training will offer exposure to the following:

  • Freeway driving
  • Dense traffic (Downtown Vancouver)
  • Mountainous terrain
  • Night driving
  • Ferry boarding
  • Government weigh scales
  • Daily log books
  • Vehicle fuelling

Admission Requirements

Previous Class 1 Driver's Licence experience with Air Brake Endorsement.
Call 250-740-6227 or email for current pricing and to register.

Further Information


Pat Grooms, Chair
Heavy Equipment Operator Program

Vancouver Island University
900 Fifth Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5
Phone 250-740-6227
Fax 250-740-6454

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