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Canadian Government throwing Money at Heavy Equipment

Posted by nahetsblog on March 19, 2007

Canadian colleges are receiving a windfall in government funding for heavy equipment technician programs according to an article published in a Daily Commercial News and Construction Record a Canadian publication.

Thus far the U.S. has relied heavily on private training to teach heavy equipment technicians and operators. Today the majority of heavy equipment technicians and operators are trained through a handful of private schools and public schools. This Canadian emphasis on financial assistance directly to institutions indicates the need for additional heavy equipment related training by our northern neighbors. Perhaps this is directly related to the heavy oil sands in western Canada.

The National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Schools, NAHETS, placed an outside representative in the Canadian province of Alberta and is currently working with large employers including Exxon, Mobile and BP. With a home base in Edmonton, Kim Harrold is in the staging process of creating a heavy equipment operator conduit to those companies seeking highly skilled heavy equipment operators in the U.S. Kim Harrold can be reached at:

Kim Harrold, NAHETS Canada
National Association of Heavy Equipment Training Schools
Tel: (780) 719-4710
Fax: (780) 481-8385

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GA School of Construction: Recent Graduate Opportunities

Posted by nahetsblog on March 15, 2007

East Coast Drilling and Blasting attended the last two graduations at the Georgia School of Construction and hired 5 of our graduates. They called in today and need to fill 5 crews in the next few weeks and will be at the school this Friday, March 16, to conduct interviews.

Phoenix Crane, who hired John Carrio from our Crane Program, has started an apprentice program specifically targeted for graduates of our school. They started the interview process this week to find the next student to fill the apprenticeship.

Darrell Woodrum
Georgia School of Construction

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New DVD’s and booklets

Posted by nahetsblog on March 13, 2007

New DVD’s have been finalized and are awaiting distribution for our member heavy equipment operator schools and training, contacts and others.

The new DVD kit with booklet highlights hundreds of hours of footage taken by NAHETS schools in order to present the exciting changes across our campuses. History of nahets and heavy equipment operator training schools.

Look for it in a mailbox near you, or if you would like an advance copy please email ‘’ with your name, phone and address and we’ll be happy to mail you the latest and greatest in NAHETS news.

Till Next Time,
Brian Thornton
Technology Director

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Nahets Gets Published

Posted by nahetsblog on March 5, 2007

On Monday March 5, 2007 NAHETS received their first official published news article in the Las Vegas Business Press. According to Matt Klabacka, President of NAHETS, “This is a very exciting time for NAHETS. We see our association at the forefront of the heavy equipment training industry, and this first publication is a big deal to us.”

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