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Project Heavy Duty Meeting the Needs of Students and Industry In the North Peace
What is Project Heavy Duty? • A collaborative program involving School District No. 60 and business in the North Peace. • Students have hands-on experience in servicing and operating equipment on a job site. • Close supervision by qualified operators. • 30+ students - opportunity to learn about and operate various types of heavy equipment. • Caterpillars • Excavators • Backhoes • Graders • Trucks NOTE: Students will receive thorough safety training before working with various pieces of heavy equipment.
Project Heavy Duty School District Fort St. John Business Community Project Heavy Duty - A Community Event Partnership
Project Heavy Duty Objectives • help students develop employable skills on the job site • encourage career exploration in the heavy construction industry • encourage community involvement in developing a practical, hands-on training program • develop greater linkages between school district and business community • provide framework for future projects in oil & gas, forestry and agriculture sectors
Project Needs • heavy equipment (with skilled operators) - 16 pieces • transportation of equipment • site facilities - office, cook shack, latrines • fuel and lubricant supplies • first aid/safety • security • food • communications
Program Components • safety training - site safety procedures, first aid, etc. • industry tours - Coast Tractor, Finning • hands-on experience operating and servicing heavy construction equipment
Project Heavy Duty - When and Where? During break up for 7- 8 days in mid May • Preliminary program • Thursday and Friday • Safety and first aid training • Industry tours • Monday - Friday • 8:00 AM - 5:00PM on job site Location - City of Fort St. John Snow dump site (~20 acres)
Benefits to Students • acquire basic skills and experience required in the heavy equipment workplace. • gain valuable hands-on experience with a variety of heavy equipment. • explore career options in the heavy construction industry. • opportunities to meet local business people and potential employers. • develop appropriate safety awareness on the job site. • develop interpersonal skills needed at the work site. • learn a variety of job application skills. • make more informed educational program decisions.
Student Selection Criteria • strong interest in the project • career goals • good work ethic • mature, responsible attitude • regular school attendance
How Will the Project Be Funded? • The school district would like to invite several local contractors and businesses to participate in Project Heavy Duty. • Heavy Construction Contractors • equipment & operators, project facilities • Businesses • equipment transport, fuel, food, safety/first aid, security, communications • School District No. 60 • project coordination, site set-up, food preparation, media, banquet and awards
Recognition We appreciate the support of business and industry in Project Heavy Duty. Recognition may include Media coverage - newspaper, radio, television Certificate of appreciation Awards banquet Sponsors listed on Project Heavy Duty web site
Project Heavy Duty Contacts Rich Sewell - 262-3200 Ron Samborski - 262-6017 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Donnie Goodbun - 261-0132 Richard Koop - 827-3557 Cell: 261-1456 email: email@example.com