April 10, 2014
Since 2008 the Abbotsford School District has offered interested Grade 12 students a unique opportunity to become certified heavy equipment operators as part of their annual curriculum. Students are offered a semester of combined classroom and field experience that result in apprenticeship certification as a heavy equipment operator. Lafarge has proudly hosted this program during the two-week practical component.
This year Central Aggregates hosted the 15-student class at its site and Inland Kenworth generously donated 10 pieces of equipment for the student training including
excavators, dozers, loaders, skidsteers, and a rock truck.
On the second-to-last day of the practical component of the program, the students had the opportunity to showcase their new-found skills as heavy equipment operators. Parents, teachers, members of the Abbotsford School Board, and city representatives were shuttled to a safe viewing area to see the students at work. Representatives of the BC Road Builders were also on site providing information and answering questions. We would like to thank all participants for a successful program and we wish the students all the best in their future endeavors upon graduation!