Professional Truck Driver & Machine Operator Training

Heavy Equipment Operator Training on Vancouver Island

At Oceanside Industrial Skills Training, we take Heavy Equipment Operator Training seriously.

We will teach you to commit to the values of safety, teamwork, career-long learning and customer service in combination with technical machine operating skills. You will learn from seasoned professionals on late model machinery and benefit from the best student-to-machine ratio in the industry. As you develop technical skills, master core competencies and log time behind the wheel, you will add confidence, professionalism and self-marketing strategies to your list of strengths.

At OIS we are committed to:

• Challenging new machine operators to think, plan and drive like professionals.
• Working with existing machine operators to upgrade their licenses and enhance their careers.
• Preparing machine operators to attain Red Seal Certification, allowing for greater inter-provincial employment mobility.

We also take getting you hired seriously.

With a 95%+ hiring rate our track record proves that OIS graduates are job ready and in demand. We’ve trained and assisted hundreds of machine operators to position themselves successfully in the marketplace and land secure, high paying jobs in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.


OIS student drivers have participated in projects with these organizations:

OIS is active in getting students involved in non-tendered industry projects whenever possible, helping to bridge the gap between skills development and employment.

• Habitat For Humanity
• Ducks Unlimited
• Comox Valley Food Bank
• Regional Farm Operations
• Comox Valley Service Clubs
• First Nations projects



Mike Obal, Instructor Training driven by passion.

As an employee, project manager, and an independent contractor, Mike Obal has worn all the hats at one time or another. Realizing that he was more of an innovator for these groups he developed skill upgrading programs long before training was available. Years of in-house and custom skill development for various organizations has resulted in many of the techniques unique to the OIS Machine Operator Training programs offered today. Often copied they cannot duplicate Mike’s passion for heavy machine operator skill development.

Mike has been busy with workshops and developing industrial training programs for many years. The oil and gas sector, construction, forestry, mining, and transportation all have specific needs and requirements when it comes to professional training or upgrading for heavy equipment operators and commercial truck drivers. Tailoring training programs for these industries is where Mike’s knowledge and experience is second to none.


Scheduled Courses Available:

Excavator Operator
Dozer Operator
Rubber Tire Loader
Backhoe Operator
Articulating Rock Truck Operator
Grader Operator


Contact Us Today to Drive your Future Forward.