BRAMPTON, Ont. — Bramalea Secondary School in Brampton, Ont. is launching a truck and coach program for Grade 9 students interested in careers in transportation.
The Brampton Guardian reports the program will be the first of its kind in the area. The school will host a public information night Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. to inform students and parents about the program and the many careers available in the transportation industry.
The new program will prepare students for an existing Specialist High Skills Major program in transportation aimed at Grade 11 students, the Guardian reports.
A new facility is being built specifically for the transportation program. It will feature drive-through bays, an open lab and two computer-equipped classrooms.
“Having owned and operated a trucking company before returning to a career in education, I know first-hand the opportunities that exist in the industry – in fact, our area of Ontario is the highest-density transportation corridor in the province,” vice-principal Peter Gibson told the Guardian. “Our program will appeal to students who are active learners, like hands-on assignments and enjoy courses that take them outside a traditional classroom.”
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