The Operator

Shift Your Career into High Gear


  • Calm
  • Careful
  • Confident
  • Coordinated
  • Decisive

You were born for the driver’s seat. When the dashboard lights up and the engine roars to life, so do you. Cool under pressure, confident in your movements and always eager to strike out on a new path, you’re at your best when you’re behind the wheel. You were first in line to get your driver’s licence when you turned 16. Now it’s time to flex your skills off the road and master something new.

Sounds like you?

Consider one of these trades

Heavy Equipment Operator

Move earth and rock at a construction site, excavate ore from a mine or clear brush and stumps for new roads from the cab of your backhoe, grader or other piece of heavy equipment.

Crane Operator

Soar above construction sites and cityscapes to perform delicate procedures from the driver’s seat of a tower crane.

Get a head start

SkilledTradesBC Youth Trade Programs let you get started in a trade while you’re still in high school. That means you could be working in your field, learning from experts and earning a paycheque — all before you graduate.