NAIT launches first-of-its-kind drill rig operator program

September 19, 2017

NAIT is launching a two-year Drill Rig Operator Program, slated to start in January 2018, which the school states is the first of its kind in North America. The program features nine online courses in areas such as operations, mechanics, and blueprint reading, as well as 1,500 work hours. The program was developed at the request of the Western Canadian Chapter of the Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors, which also provided $480K in funding. “I want to make sure I leave this industry better than I found it, and proper training is a big part of that,” stated ADSC, Western Canadian Chapter Past-President Kevin Sharp. “This program will increase safety and understanding among drill rig operators.” NAIT