CASTLEGAR, B.C. –Mountain Transport Institute of Castlegar, B.C. is gearing up to welcome its 100th consecutive graduating class of Earning Your Wheels students this fall.
The 12-week training program, developed by the CTHRC, exposes students to a minimum of 120 hours in the classroom and 85 hours behind the wheel of an articulated tractor-trailer, followed by a minimum of 100 hours behind the wheel during four weeks of supervised workplace experience with a partnering carrier.
The program is delivered exclusively through accredited schools such as MTI, and by certified coaches and instructors.
Earning Your Wheels has made a difference in the employment opportunities for graduates, says Andy Roberts, president of MTI. “They have not just found work. They have found work with good, high-quality, mainstream carriers. These graduates are not just getting jobs. They’re beginning careers.”
MTI’s 100th class of Earning Your Wheels students will complete in-class training on Oct. 1.
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