Who We Are - 5th Wheel Training Institute

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Who We Are: 5wti

Since 1985, 5th Wheel Training Institute( 5wti ) has been dedicated to providing men and women from across Canada with the skills and certification which meets current employer demands for entry-level operators and government regulations.

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Class AZ Truck Driver Program is established at 5wti

School is registered with the Ministry of Education and Training (now MTCU)

Heavy Equipment Operator Programs are launched

Opened the North Bay /Timmins campus for on-site Heavy Equipment training

Class AZ Truck Driver Program is certified by the Professional Truck Driver Training Institute (PTDI)

  • PTDI Class AZ Truck Driver Program is recognized by the insurance industry
  • Mechanic’s Assistant Program is launched
  • Certificate courses are added to the curriculum of all programs

London-Sarnia Campus is opened

Head Office is opened in Haileybury

Partnership with Collège Boréal (5 years)

Technical Safety Standards Authority (TSSA) certifies Construction Heaters CH-02

Residence is added to the Haileybury site

Surface Miner Certification Program and combination programs are launched

Accepted as a full member of the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario

Upgrades to programs and certificate courses are undertaken to reflect changes to legislation and regulations

  • Northern Ontario Centre for Advanced Technology (NORCAT) Partnership is signed.
  • The Ministry of Labour Working at Heights (WAH) program is imbedded into programs

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Our dedication to quality, up-to-date curriculum and industry specific training is recognized by insurance companies and employers across Canada. Our programs prepare graduates to work in various sectors: transportation, construction, mining, forestry, aggregate, municipalities and townships.

Our Vision

5th Wheel Training Institute will continue to be accessible and set the standard for industry training through creativity, innovation, elite service and mutual respect for everyone.

Our Values

Quality
Innovation
Integrity
Respect
Professionalism
Teamwork
“We are proud to be a part of your new career.

Your career, our team. Both go hand in hand. This is what we believe and this is the reason for placing our students first when we develop and deliver our programs. We know that we are only as good as our ability to make you successful.”

Ed Popkie
President

TOP TEN REASONS OUR STUDENTS SUCCEED
+1. Registered

Established in 1985, 5th Wheel Training Institute(5wti) is “registered as a private career college under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005″. Our approved programs qualify for government funding.

+2. On-site Training

Our campuses are all-inclusive education facilities. Our programs are conducted on-site to maximize your training time and quality of instruction.

+3. PTDI Certification

Offered at both campuses, the Class AZ Truck Driver Training Programs are certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute of Washington, DC.

+4. Industry Recognized Training Programs

Programs are continually updated to give graduates the “edge” needed to meet employer requirements.

+5. Experienced Staff

Since 1985s, our instructors and administrative team have provided quality programs, excellent service and support to our students from across Canada.

+6. Variety of Equipment and Ratio

Various name brands of excavators, backhoe-loaders, bulldozers, graders, dump trucks, skid steers, forklifts and tractor-trailers are used for training. Low student to instructor ratio ensures personal instruction.

+7. Certificate Courses/Wallet Cards

Employers prefer to hire multi-skilled individuals who possess current certification and wallet cards. Our graduates are issued wallet cards after completing certificate courses.

+8. Student Residences

No charge accomodation.
Private rooms also available for a fee.

+9. Employment Assistance

Includes a Job Search Preparation Course, résumé and cover letter update, job board and industry contacts.

+10. Financing Options

Government funding is available to those who qualify.