All Members & Students,

Please be advised that, effective immediately, the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO) will be closed until further notice, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fortunately, to date, no OETIO staff have tested positive for the virus. However, as always, the health and welfare of all staff, students and members will continue to be our top priority as the situation continues to evolve. To this end, OETIO is taking every possible precaution to prevent future infection and spread occurring.

Thus, after careful consideration of the recommendations received from public health officials, all OETIO training has been halted until such time as it is deemed safe to resume normal operations in accordance with governmental mandates and public health directives.

The current COVID-19 pandemic remains fluid, as do the recommendations from public health officials, which are updated frequently as available information surrounding the virus evolves.

As such, OETIO shall diligently monitor the situation and provide frequent operational updates as information changes. A formal announcement shall be released in the event OETIO reopens and resumes normal training programs, however until such announcement is released, OETIO shall remain closed for the protection of staff, students and members alike.

Thank you for your understanding regarding these ongoing closures.

On behalf of OETIO, we wish you and your family continued health.

Joe Dowdall
Executive Director
Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO)