Heavy Equipment Operator Training and Skilled Workforce Training in NS: Welcome to the Dexter Institute, one of Nova Scotia's leading educators for entry into the heavy civil construction industry.

Through our Heavy Equipment Operator and Heavy Civil Skilled Worker Programs — both registered Nova Scotia Private Career College programs — students receive classroom and hands-on instruction for work in the Heavy Civil Construction Industry. If you're interested in training to operate heavy equipment or work with a civil construction crew, then the Dexter Institute is the right choice.


We are now accepting applications for our 2017 programs!





The Dexter Institute delivers premier workforce training to clients within the mining and heavy civil construction industries.

We currently offer more than 40 courses in the areas of safety, training and equipment, as well as auditing and consultancy services. This includes orientations classes, accident investigation, equipment simulation, and numerous safety and supervisory programs. In addition, by continually re-investing in our staff and facilities, we provide a highly engaging experience for students — an experience that effectively combines classroom theory and direct application in the field.  

Based in Nova Scotia and Labrador/Quebec, the Dexter Institute provides superior training in the areas of heavy equipment operation, skilled trades, and occupational health and safety. We serve individuals and organizations within the heavy civil construction and mining industries.

Please select your area by choosing from one of the regions below.

NS Region

NL/QC Region