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About Us

Practicum Training Institute started as a vision in 2003 to provide practical hands on training to those in or wanting to enter into the Heavy Equipment Operating Industry.  Initially registered as a Category II Private Vocational School, Practicum Training Institute provided training for organizations on a contract basis.  The City of Saskatoon, Sask Highways, and SaskEnergy utilized training services during this time.


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240 Hour HEO Training

Gain the much needed hands-on experience of operating heavy equipment, to be able to attain with confidence, future employment in the Heavy Equipment Operating Industry.

16 Hour PME

This course is offered to those individuals that can demonstrate the knowledge and competencies in the operation of Powered Mobile Equipment. 

Financial Assistance

PTI can help you connect with the agencies that can provide financial assistance for your education; including, but not limited to, Employment Insurance, Workers Compensation etc.

the pti difference

Our program, which was established over 20 years ago, not only exceeds the OH&S regulations for the operation of powered mobile equipment in SK, it offers the most practical – out of classroom – training, with a schedule more supportive of an expected work schedule for the industry, than others of its kind.

Our program offers the same training hours with less down time and expense!

With the program schedule of 10 hours per day, Monday – Saturday for 4 weeks (instead of 8 hours per day Monday – Friday for 6 weeks as others offer), your time in School is shortened by 2 weeks. This allows our students to receive training and move onto their future employment faster, while having received the same amount of training hours as other comparable 240 Hour programs. It also saves on 2 weeks of added travel, meal and accommodation expense, if coming from out of town.

Our program offers more practical training!

With only 1 day of in-class training, followed by 23 days of practical training, our students are receiving more practical training hours than other comparable 240 Hour programs. Practical training which consists of pre-operational inspections, minor servicing and maintenance, and of course hands-on equipment operation.

We train on a variety of REAL heavy equipment – no simulators!

The variety of equipment offered meets industry requirements and makes students more employable.  This program offers training on 4 pieces of equipment, which based on the feedback of past students, is supported as a reasonable number for the hours offered in this program.  It provides the student with enough training hours on each piece to allow them to feel confident upon completion, without feeling overloaded. 

We offer smaller class sizes, which provides the students with a more intimate training experience!

Students receive more individualized attention and interact more with the instructor.  Instructor has more flexibility and smaller groups tend to work better together.  It’s less intimidating, you will never feel unheard or distracted, and ultimately enjoy a better academic experience.


What our students say

April 2023


Loved every minute of it. It was great to have the hands-on experience. Thank you!”

July 2023


Russ is a very good instructor. He is friendly, knowledgeable, and cares about our understanding of the proper use and knowledge of heavy equipment operation. He’s always sure to answer every question and makes learning fun.”

October 2023


Program was amazing. 100% will help me live a better life after this. Helped me take my first few steps into my dream job”

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Mailing Address:
Group Site 711 Box 7 RR7
Saskatoon, SK
S7K 1N2

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