An LB28 Liebherr drill rig has been delivered to the OETIO campus in Oakville.

The rig was being set up by a worker from the company on Dec. 10. It is being rented by the OETIO.

OETIO officials expect the rig to be up and running by early next week.

The drill rig will be used for training students at the campus. The first course is scheduled to begin in late January.

Courses will be five days in length and consist of 40 hours of hands-on and classroom instruction.

OETIO training co-ordinator Joe Dowdall said having the drill rig will enable students to get practical, hands-on experience in addition to training on simulators.

“This will give the students training opportunities and knowledge on how to operate an LB28,” he said.

OETIO training supervisor Craig Giles said the drill rig will be a great help in training students.

“Up until now, we’ve just had the simulators but now we’ll have a machine that will allow us to do hands-on training.”