RAYWAY

OPERATOR TRAINING SCHOOL LTD.

1123 272 Street

Aldergrove, BC V4W2N2

604-546-7600

Training Courses

RAYWAY produces qualified, safety-conscious, entry-level Heavy Equipment Operators.

All RAYWAY courses are fast-paced, competency-based, job-oriented and are in accordance with the regulations set by PCTIA (Private Career Training Institutions Agency) www.pctia.bc.ca. We meet or exceed all Canadian industry-specific requirements and WorkSafe BC Safety Regulations.

Ray provides patient, personalized attention, and doesn't move on until all your concerns are dealt with, your questions are answered and you fully understand the requested task. He stays in constant radio communication to keep you at ease and to make sure you're operating in the safest, most productive way possible.

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Our courses

RAYWAY welcomes students of any gender, race or background. We limit our courses to 10 students per instructor, so you get individual attention and training customized to your needs.

In addition to operator training, all RAYWAY courses also include:

  • Resume help and job-search advice: how to approach a prospective employer, and where & when to look for jobs that best match your training.
  • Advice on purchasing and financing equipment plus how to start and operate a small business.
  • Info on the basic courses and requirements for a person to work in the mining industry in BC and Alberta.
  • You'll also receive a Certificate for completing the "Excavator Operator Safety Course"
  • Which course is right for you?

    Courses Length Hours Price
    Excavator-Beginner 6 weeks 240 $11370.00
    Excavator-Regular 4 weeks 160 $8370.00
    Loader Backhoe 4 weeks 160 $8370.00

    If you have any experience at all on heavy equipment, you may qualify (after evaluation) for our regular 4 week, 160 hour Excavator Operator course . Brand-new to heavy equipment? No problem! We offer a 6 week, 240 hour beginner Excavator Operator course.

    We also offer a 4 week, 160 hour Loader Backhoe Operator course.

    On completion of any RAYWAY course, all students take home a laminated wallet card and an 8x10 framed "Certificate of Achievement" for completing the "Operator Course" plus a laminated wallet card and an 8x10 framed "Certificate of Completion" of the "Excavator Operator Safety Course", course training books, a RAYWAY hat, RAYWAY coffee mug and an 8x10 framed class picture.

    Invest in your future TODAY!

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    Seat time

    One of the biggest complaints we've heard from students who attended other training schools is that they didn't get enough practical hands-on training, ie seat time to make them employable as an operator. That's why we strive to give you more seat-time than any other operator training school courses of the same duration in western Canada!!

    In fact, RAYWAY students spend less than 10% of the time in the classroom, and more than 90% on the equipment. You'll even operate a machine on the very first day! At RAYWAY there are no simulators - only real hands-on operating newer full size machines.

    And at RAYWAY you won't lose any seat-time to statutory holidays, WE WILL MAKE UP THE LOST TIME.

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    What you'll learn

    RAYWAY courses give you the skills and knowledge you'll need to start a career as an entry-level heavy equipment operator. Here's a partial list of what we cover. Loader backhoe course may differ slightly.

    Skills you'll learn

    Trenching

    • residential basement excavations
    • road building
    • backfilling
    • truck loading
    • rigging & lifting
    • climbing & descending hills
    • grading
    • fine grading
    • Basement excavation

    • sloping
    • trenching
    • digging under pipes
    • digging under wires
    • land clearing & demolition (theory only)

    Job-site procedures

    Digging around pipes

    • site safety
    • hand signals
    • site preparation
    • using a laser level
    • using an eye level

    Equipment maintenance

    Sloping

    • filling out pre-trips
    • start-up and shut-down procedures
    • basic preventative maintenance
    • fueling
    • greasing
    • bucket changing
    • track cleaning
    • track adjustment
    • Truck loading

    • putting a track back on if it comes off

    Also included

    • understanding industry terminology
    • safe environmental practices
    • basic estimating
    • reading site plans
    • Lifting

    • reading/interpreting grade stakes & hubs
    • you'll even learn how to use dowsing rods to locate underground pipes

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    What you need

    A good attitude makes a big difference!

    The most important requirements are a positive attitude, a strong desire to learn, and a sincere interest in becoming a skilled, qualified heavy equipment operator! You'll also need:

    • CSA-approved steel-toed safety boots with ankle protection
    • Pen and note-pad
    • 16' tape measure
    • Raingear

    That's it! We supply hard hats, high-visibility vests, ear protection, eye protection, gloves, all training materials and free coffee.

    Admission requirements are: at least 19 years of age, be able to communicate in English and complete an interview with someone from the administrative staff.

    Our training site is in the lower mainland of BC, in Aldergrove. A hotel close to the training site, the Best Western Country Meadows Inn 1-800-834-0833, offers reduced rates on accommodation for our students.

    Please arrange your own transportation, as there is no public transportation to our site.

    RAYWAY does not guarantee employment on completion of any RAYWAY course.

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