The 24th Project Heavy Duty took place April 21, 22 and May 19, 20, 21.
For the past 23 years, Project Heavy Duty has been exposing area students to the world of heavy equipment operation and the many career opportunities available to pursue.
Project Heavy Duty provides students the opportunity to operate a broad range of industrial machinery such as skidders, loaders, feller-bunchers, gravel trucks, excavators, back-hoes, graders, earth moving machinery, and bob-cats. Heavy equipment operation is an integral component of the forestry & mining sector and Project Heavy Duty strives to provide students critically important hands-on and relevant exposure.
The five-day career awareness opportunity for 30 senior secondary school students also provided access to heavy duty mechanics, welders, partspersons, and auctioneers.
A provincially-recognized career-awareness project, Project Heavy Duty could not be succesful without the continued support of community organizations, local business, industry, and dedicated volunteers.
Companies assisting in the 24th Annual Project Heavy Duty were: YRB – Vanderhoof, Harry ‘O’ Contracting, Henry Klassen Sawmills, Vanderhoof Fire Dept, BID Construction, Ambroy Construction, BC Ambulance Service, Gordie Peters Logging, Vanderhoof Co-op, Gulbranson Logging, Endako Mines, Fraser Lake Sawmills, K&D Contracting, Pitka Logging Ltd., Lad Contracting, White River Contracting, Plowman Contracting, Nechako Excavating, Finning – Prince George, District of Vanderhoof, J.L. Kochel Contracting, Home Hardware and Northern Mountain Helicopters