At the Maritime Employers Association, employees are trained throughout their careers. Whether employees are receiving initial training, training in view of changing classification or to refresh certain concepts, MEA ensures the development of longshore workers and checkers.

The Harbour Training Center offers comprehensive training and skills development to the workforce assigned to load and unload ships on port terminals.

PRESENTATION OF THE HARBOUR TRAINING CENTER

The only of its kind in Québec, the Center offers a range of training that meets the organization’s needs regarding workforce skills development.

All training is developed by MEA content experts. To offer the most realistic training experience possible, the Center is equipped with simulators that reproduce several scenarios, including inclement weather conditions and complex situations.

MEA port employees are trained on the machinery at the Center, then directly on the docks.

In some cases, the Harbour Training Center obtains certifications from industry leaders to be able to distribute this training content (fall prevention and confined spaces). Furthermore, all training is recognized by Emploi-Québec, in accordance with the certificate of registration issued by this government body.

MEA and its Harbour Training Center are proud to train a qualified, effective workforce, focused on the real needs of its members.

THE INSTRUCTORS

The instructors keep current and follow technological advances by alternating between their role of instructor and their active participation in operations on port terminals. Innovation is one of our central values and it is important to us that it is also reflected in our training.

MEA relies on a team of thirty experienced instructors, experts in their respective fields, who develop and distribute training content.

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TRAINING

Training manual skills

  • Mooring
  • Basic course – manual trades
  • Safe use of slings
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer

Training technical skills

Machinery operation and work procedure

  • Truck Operators
  • Gantry crane operator (STS)
  • Backing truck operator
  • Overhead crane operator (RTG)
  • Telescopic mast truck operator (Stacker)
  • Top Rack Operator (Top Rack)
  • Terminal Gantry Operator (RMG)
  • Coastal Checker
  • Checker
  • Gantry Crane Operator
  • Forklift Operator 13 tons and over
  • Forklift Operator 13 tons and under
  • Grain signalman
  • Mobile Crane Operator
  • Shipboard Crane Operator
  • Wheel loader operator
  • Bulk Conveyor Operator
  • Hydraulic shovel operator
  • Bulldozer operator
  • Bulk signalman
  • Aerial work platform operator

Training occupational health and safety

  • Prevention of harassment and violence in the workplace
  • WHMIS (GHS)
  • Investigation and accident
  • Canada Labour Code – Part 2
  • Fall prevention
  • Respiratory Protection and Mask Fitting
  • Transportation of Hazardous Materials