Project Heavy Duty

What is Project Heavy Duty?

Project Heavy Duty is a program offered by School 麻豆网站列表 No.60 where approximately sixteen senior high school students from all across the district are excused from classes for a week for the opportunity to learn about and operate many kinds of heavy equipment. Participants also receive instruction in servicing and operating each piece of equipment on the job site by qualified operators. Under the close supervision of qualified operators, students receive hands-on training with heavy equipment such as crawler/dozers, excavators, graders, rock trucks and a variety of logging equipment on a real job site.

Numerous local contractors, businesses and other agencies generously supply or financially support equipment and operators, facilities, fuel, first aid, security, communications equipment and other services required for the project. A list of project sponsors is provided on this website.

Safety is of utmost concern to all those involved in organizing Project Heavy Duty. Students will receive training in site safety from WorkSafe officers and other safety personnel at the beginning of the week. All WorkSafe guidelines for standard work sites are followed and students receive one-on-one safety instruction from qualified operators before operating each piece of equipment. Qualified operators remain on the equipment with student operators; site supervisors are assigned to each area of the project.

What are the benefits to students participating in Project Heavy Duty?

Students who take part in this project benefit in many ways:

  • Hands-on experience with heavy equipment adds to skills for possible future employment
  • Exposure to different career choices
  • Opportunity to meet local business people and potential employers
  • Experience on real-life job site
  • Learn valuable skills relating to safety at the workplace
  • Learn various job application skills, i.e. writing applications, r茅sum茅s, interviews

Benefits to Sponsors

  • An excellent opportunity for the business and heavy construction community in the Fort St. John area to work together with the school district in helping young people develop employability skills related to the heavy construction industry on a real and functioning worksite.
  • Help train and identify potential employees for the future.
  • Media coverage of the event (newspaper, social media, highway sign, and TV news, if available).
  • There is a sponsor BBQ at the end of the event, where sponsors can meet the student participants, network, and celebrate.
  • Any donations are tax deductible. Receipts for all types of donations can be issued.

 

School 麻豆网站列表 No. 60 recognizes the need for involving local business and industry leaders to ensure the continued success of Project Heavy Duty. The shared expertise of individuals and companies familiar with the heavy construction industry is essential to provide a quality program that will help students develop valuable skills for future employment in the heavy equipment workplace.

How are students selected for the program?

Students submit an application form and r茅sum茅 at their high school and are interviewed for selection into the project. Students from North Peace Secondary, Hudson鈥檚 Hope, Prespatou and Distance Education are eligible.

Factors to be considered in selecting students for the project include:

  • Career goals
  • Positive work attitude
  • Strong interest in the project
  • Regular school attendance
  • Maintaining the educational program

Where can I find more information on Project Heavy Duty?

Jeff Mayer, Educational Liaison 鈥 (250) 785-4429 ext 323.聽聽jmayer@prn.bc.ca

 

 

Project Heavy Duty Contributors

School 麻豆网站列表 No. 60 acknowledges the generous support of the following businesses:

2023 Sponsors:

  • A. LOBERG CONTRACTING
  • A.C.L. CONSTRUCTION LTD.
  • BRANDT TRACTOR LTD.
  • BUTLER RIDGE ENERGY SERVICES
  • CANADIAN GRIND
  • CANADIAN WATER SERVE & SAVE LTD.
  • COMPASS SERVICES FSJ LTD.
  • DFA CONTRACTING LTD.
  • ELEVATION PHOTOGRAPHY
  • EMPLOYMENT CONNECTIONS NORTH CORP.
  • ENERGY SAFETY CANADA
  • FORT ST. JOHN CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
  • FORT ST JOHN SYSTEMS
  • G. BAUMEISTER LTD.
  • GFL ENVIRONMENTAL INC.
  • GOLDEN BASE CONTRACTING LTD.
  • GREAT WEST EQUIPMENT LTD.
  • HD NORTHERN SALES AND RENTALS INC
  • HOTSAW LOGGING LTD.
  • INLAND KENWORTH LTD.
  • JBL INDUSTRIES LTD.
  • LASS OILFIELD SERVICES LTD.
  • M&M RESOURCES INC.
  • MACRO INDUSTRIES INC.
  • MVP OILFIELD SERVICES INC.
  • NORTH PEACE SAVINGS & CREDIT UNION
  • NORTHERN PEACE PETROLEUM
  • PARKWOOD SOUTHLANDS DEVELOPMENT
  • PEACE COUNTRY DELITE ENTERPRISES LTD.
  • PETRON COMMUNICATIONS LTD.
  • RAVEN OILFIELD RENTALS
  • SIEG SERVICES LTD.
  • SILVER BULLET TRUCKING LTD.
  • SMITH FUEL SERVICES LTD.
  • STEEL TOES WORKEAR SPECIALISTS LTD.
  • SIGNTIST SIGNS & DECALS INC.
  • STRAIT GROUP LTD.
  • SURERUS PIPELINE INC.
  • TC ENERGY
  • TOMMY GUNN TRUCKING LTD.
  • TOURMALINE OIL CORP.
  • TROYER VENTURES LTD.
  • VE BRANDL LTD.
  • W SQUARED CONTRACTING
  • W and M ENTERPRISES
  • WESTAR OILFIELD RENTALS INC.
  • WILD BEAR REPAIR LTD.
  • WORKSAFEBC
  • ZSO CONTRACTING

 

2023 Photos

2019

  • Aitken Creek Gas Storage
  • Alaska Highway News
  • Bill Howells Trucking Ltd.
  • Brandt Tractor Ltd.
  • Cascade Energy Services
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Finning Canada
  • Fort St. John Co-op Petroleum Department
  • Great West Equipment
  • Hotsaw Logging
  • JBL Industries
  • Lawrence Meat Packers
  • M & M Resources Inc.
  • Macro Industries Inc.
  • North Peace Savings and Credit Union
  • Northern Peace Petroleum Products
  • Peace River Hydro Partners
  • Rezilliant Towing and Transport
  • Sieg Services Ltd.
  • Smith Fuel Services Ltd.
  • Steel Toes
  • Surerus Pipeline Inc.
  • W. Turner Gas & Oil Service Ltd.
  • Westar Oilfield Rentals Inc.
  • Wolf Creek Ventures
  • Worksafe BC

 

2019 Photos

2018

  • Aitken Creek Gas Storage
  • Alaska Highway News
  • Bill Howells Trucking Ltd.
  • Brandt Tractor Ltd.
  • Cascade Energy Services
  • The Cat Rental Store
  • ConocoPhillips
  • D&T Disposal
  • Fedderly Transportation Ltd.
  • Finning Canada
  • Fort St. John Co-op Petroleum Department
  • Fort St. John Water Inc.
  • G. Baumeister Ltd.
  • Great Northern Bridgeworks
  • Great West Equipment
  • Grizzly Equipment
  • Inland Kenworth/Parker Pacific
  • J. Bueckert Logging
  • Lawrence Meat Packers
  • Macro Industries Inc.
  • North Peace Savings and Credit Union
  • Northern Peace Petroleum Products
  • Peace Country Rentals
  • Petron Communications Ltd.
  • Rezilliant Towing and Transport
  • Sieg Services Ltd.
  • Smith Fuel Services Ltd.
  • Steel Toes
  • Strad Oilfield Rentals
  • Surerus Pipeline Inc.
  • Swampdonkey Oilfield Services Inc.
  • V.E.Brandl Ltd.
  • Westar Oilfield Rentals Inc.
  • Woodland Equipment Ltd.
  • Worksafe BC

2018 Photos