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Heavy Mechanical Trades


This information is intended to explain the  “Heavy Mechanical” training model.  This new training model will affect apprentices registered in one of the following trades: Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, Truck and Transport Mechanic , Diesel Engine Mechanic, and Transport Trailer Technician

The Industry Training Authority has approved a new combined training model for these four trades.

ITA has approved a new apprenticeship training model for the Heavy Mechanical Trades.  Effective September 1, 2014 the new apprenticeship training model will begin to replace the existing Heavy Duty Equipment Technician (HDET)Truck and Transport Mechanic (TTM)Diesel Engine Mechanic (DEM) and Transport Trailer Technician (TTT) training and certification models. The full-time, 36-week program is competency-based covering all theory and practical components for a complement of valuable technical skills.

For more information, visit the ITA.

Program Outline 

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Heavy Duty Equipment Technician 

Diesel Engine Mechanic 

Truck and Transport Mechanic 

Transport Trailer Technician (Coming Soon)

Career Opportunities 

Please visit the ITA website for more information on Heavy Mechanical Trades

Admission Requirements 

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Dates and Locations 

Heavy Mechanical Trades Apprenticeship

Location Level Start End
Terrace  Level 2 March 4, 2019 April 26, 2019
Future Intakes:
Terrace Level 2 Winter 2020*  
Terrace Level 2 Winter 2021*  

*Future planned intakes may be subject to change.  Please check back to confirm availability.

Program Fees 

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