SUDBURY, ONT. — Northern Construction Academy (NCA), northern Ontario’s newest construction and transportation training institution, recently opened its doors and is offering hands-on heavy equipment and transport truck training to increase the number of skilled tradespeople needed to keep up with demand.
The private career college’s programs include AZ/DZ truck training and heavy equipment operator, an eight-week program that trains students on the basic operations of bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, graders, loaders and haul trucks. The next scheduled start date is June 7.
The next AZ and DZ truck training programs are scheduled to begin on April 19.
Through the relationships built with the team at Pioneer Construction and Fisher Wavy, NCA was founded based on the need for skilled tradespeople in the mining and construction industries across northern Ontario, indicates a release.
“Over the past several years, organizations in the construction, mining and transportation industries are experiencing an increasing gap in the supply of skilled tradespeople required for these industries to keep up with demand,” said Malcolm Croskery, COO of Pioneer Construction Inc., in a statement.
“Construction, mining, and transportation are all considered essential services and provide long-term full-time career opportunities to individuals who pursue these career paths. We want to make training for these types of positions available and accessible for all, so we joined forces with the team at Northern Construction Academy.”
For more information call 1-866-NCA-GRAD or www.northernconstructionacademy.com.