Northern College has sent its latest batch of graduates into the workforce. 13 students completed a 15-week course at the Timmins campus in the five-piece heavy equipment operator, and AZ truck driving program. The program has an Aboriginal focus, and the students came from as far away as Moosonee and Moose Factory to attend.

Northern College’s Commercial Driving and Heavy Equipment Operator training is available to the public as well as to employers who are looking to develop their workforce. Through the college, students can train to prepare for licence tests including AZ, BZ, CZ, DZ, E, F and Z, and operator training for heavy equipment including backhoes, bulldozers, excavators, graders, loaders and rock trucks.

For more information about Northern College’s Commercial Driving and Heavy Equipment Operator training programs offered in Timmins, including start dates and registration, contact Beverly Osterberg by phone at 705-235-3211 extension 2174, or by email at osterbergb@northern.on.ca. For information about Northern’s programs offered in Sudbury in collaboration with Cambrian College, contact Ann Frampton by phone at705-566-8101 extension 7819, or by email at ann.frampton@cambriancollege.ca.