Apprenticeship is a method of gaining the expertise needed to become a skilled tradesperson. This is done through a combination of on-the-job experience and classroom training.
The boom truck operator apprenticeship term is 1 year (one 12-month period), including a minimum of 1,200 hours of on-the-job training and 6 weeks of technical training.
The training includes
- 6 weeks of attendance at NAIT
Once training has been completed, the apprentice will then write provincial examinations set by the Government of Alberta and become certified as a journeyperson.
Attendance at NAIT
Technical training is 6 weeks in length at the NAIT Spruce Grove campus. Apprentices are trained in boom truck theory, principles of crane operation, load charts, operation procedures, theory, rigging and practical exercises.