Tuesday, September 7, 2010

New Truck Training Program on the Road

by The Peak

The B.C. Professional Truck Driver Training Program is back on the road.

The industry developed and supported program aims to improve the skills of entry levels drivers and to connect trainees with employers.

President of the B.C. Trucking Association, Paul Landry, says until now there has been a lack of consistent training for new drivers.

He is excited about this pilot project that will give universal and hands-on lessons.

He adds all of those things will result in truck drivers being much more equipment to fulfill their responsibilities.

Twelve trainees start this week at the Mountain Transport Institute in Castlegar but the association is hoping to roll out the program across the province by next year.

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Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table wishes to acknowledge the funding support from the Sector Council Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative led by Transport Canada.