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Vicky Moore

"I wanted to share my sincerely wonderful experience at O'Brien training. I went in with absolutely no knowledge or experience of heavy equipment which obviously heightened my anxiety and such and Justin and Dale, the trainers, where truly exceptional not only in their knowledge and ability to properly train but with their communication and understanding and ability to adapt to each person's learning style. They were always patient and compassionate. Just in the short two weeks there you could feel the family atmosphere of the O'Brien staff not just onsite but office as well. Jaime was a God send and I am truly grateful for her help and guidance even keeping in touch afterwards. It’s thanks to O'brien Training and the amazing staff that I have been able to excel in my new career path and feel competent and safe during my workday. I highly recommend O'Brien Training to anyone."

Vicky completed her training with us on October 7th and began her new position at Conuma Coal just 3 weeks later.

Congratulations Vicky on your new career path and thank you for the kind words!

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Shania Stump

Shania came to us for training at our Prince George training site in April of 2021. Upon completing her course, Shania received certification on rock truck, wheel loader, and excavator. 

“My first job I was hired as a Rock Truck driver. By the end of the first month I started training and became a trainer for new employees who have never been in a rock truck before. When winter came I advanced to a wheel loader operator for snow removal in Prince George. I worked there for one year and the second year I started working at a mine with another company. Right after I was hired I became the main trainer with this company as well, then went to a packer for a month. Now I'm one of the main operators in a wheel loader. For a little bit I was running the loader and screener at the same time by myself. I became the main trainer by the end of my second week of working at the mine. I LOVE training, I don't have patience myself, but for training I have all the patience. O'Brien Training has definitely help me become who I am today as an operator/trainer. I had amazing instructors. I'm looking forward to more open doors and expanding my abilities.”

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Ryan Whitehead

"I recently completed a heavy-duty operating course, and I couldn't be happier with the experience. The course was challenging, but it was incredibly rewarding to learn how to operate heavy machinery safely and efficiently. The instructors Justin and Dale were both knowledgeable, patient and supportive, and they made sure i felt confident in my new skills by the end of the course. The course was well-structured and the instructors provided hands-on training that allowed me to apply what I learned in a practical setting. I highly recommend O’Brien Training to anyone who's interested in getting into operating heavy duty machinery!"

Ryan completed his course in January and shortly after became employed with a landscaping company working for the City of Kelowna. 

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