In order to further expand our equipment training offerings, DC 17 sent Mike Iftody (Edmonton), Rodger Watson (Saskatoon) & Corey Bollivar (Calgary) to United Academy’s CORE 4 Train-the-Trainer at the Finishing Trades Institute in Hanover, Maryland, during the week of July 31, 2017. United Academy’s CORE 4 consists of Boom Lift, Scissor Lift, Forklift, and Class VII Forklift (e.g., Telehandler or ZoomBoom). For members who don’t need OSSA EWP, this program will help  immensely across our vast district footprint.

The United Academy program consists of on-line theory modules followed by practical[s] on any / all of the respective CORE 4 equipment for which you were enrolled. Depending on where the equipment is located, Mike, Rodger and Corey can now perform those practicals either at your shop, the Hall, a job site, or [if necessary] a nearby United Rentals. For Calgary, Regina, and Saskatoon, this really opens up all sorts of opportunities for DC 17 Training to better serve members.  Needless to say, we are very excited about this program.

For more information, contact Chris Hooter, IUPAT DC 17 Director of Training 204.943.2497 or

Train-the-Trainer Event, United Academy’s CORE 4, Finishing Trades Institute in Hanover, Maryland