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Program Overview

This exceptional apprenticeship training program is delivered using a new innovative training model. MAP is designed to train participants for positions/careers as Heavy Duty Equipment Technician and/or Electricians. Apprenticeship Work Experience (AWE) will take place at the worksite of the MAP partners under actual operating conditions.

Technical training consisting of classroom lectures, demonstrations and practice of current shop techniques will be delivered at the College of the Rockies. Apprentices are trained in a common core of practical skills that meet the current Apprenticeship Heavy Duty Mechanic curriculum or Electrical curriculum, however, emphasis is placed on the development of solid practical maintenance knowledge for heavy duty equipment in the open pit coal mining industry or electrical operations in the coal mining industry.

The College recruits into this program as the need arises and the Apprentice Work Experience opportunities become available. To enter/apply to this program, students must go through the College hiring process as posted on the College Website. Successful applicants are college employees and the salary is based on the MAP scale.

Apprentices can expect to work at several MAP partner work locations during their apprenticeship which provides for a wide range of practical hands-on learning experiences on a variety of equipment while working with different MAP partners and under varying workplace policies and procedures. MAP apprentices are provided access to the College of the Rockies Learning Support Centre to assist them in the development of their computer, math, writing and communication skills.