BURNABY, B.C. — It’s official. The AED Foundation has given its stamp of approval to the Heavy Equipment Service Technology program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
This program is just the second in the country to be accredited by the foundation.
“We are pleased that British Columbia Institute of Technology has chosen to demonstrate its commitment to academic excellence and continuous improvement through the process of accreditation,” said foundation president Brian McGuire in a statement. “Your accreditation signifies to equipment industry stakeholders that your school continues to meet rigorous industry-specific national construction equipment technical standards. It further signifies to current and prospective students that your program provides the best in diesel-equipment technical education as defined by the industry it serves.”
The accreditation is valid for five years starting this month and going through December of 2026. The AED Foundation’s goal is to support heavy equipment industry partnerships that meet the mutual needs of local dealers, manufacturers and technical colleges. The AED Foundation states it is proud to be affiliated with BCIT through the accreditation process and is committed to the program’s ongoing success.
“It’s my great honour to congratulate BCIT for this significant accomplishment,” stated AED chairman Craig Drury. “Our AED Foundation’s accredited colleges are the cornerstone of our efforts in Canada and the U.S. as we work to solve the workforce shortage in our industry.”