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Our purpose is to train Heavy Equipment Operators. JVI is an approved school with a very high standard.


Our program is hands-on-equipment operator instruction.

We teach our students how to understand the equipment – preventative maintenance and safety are an important part of the job.


Training Objectives

JVI students will receive specialized training in a wide variety of areas relating to heavy equipment, including

  • Safe operation of heavy equipment.
  • Daily pre-op inspections.
  • Basic operations of diesel engines.
  • Loading, unloading, and security of equipment on a flatbed trailer.
  • Safety precautions in and around the equipment.
  • Fundamentals of hydraulics and hydraulic attachments.
  • Basic maintenance of equipment.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Importance of knowing about and operating equipment safely.
  • Emergency first aid.
  • Demonstrate how to get an original grade.
  • How to read a grade stake.
  • Importance of offsets.
  • Importance of sub-grading.
  • Difference between standard and metric readings.
  • How to check a grade with a laser.


  • Excavator
  • Loader
  • Dozer
  • Backhoe
JVI instructors are well experienced in operating Heavy Equipment in various types of conditions and sites.


Course Length

8 weeks


Course Fees

Course fees include all written course materials. All other costs including the purchase of safety gloves and CSA-approved safety boots are the responsibility of the student.

“Financial Assistance may be available through the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning and Skills PEI through the Canada-PEI labor market agreements ”


Applicants must have or obtain

  • Hold a grade 10 certificate or demonstrate grade equivalency.
  • A recent Provincial Medical Form with Vision Test included.
  • Students may be required to submit to random drug testing


Most importantly, JVI students must have a willingness to learn and develop themselves into highly qualified professional heavy equipment operators.

Driving with skill is No accident – the road to learning starts here at JVI

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