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Alberta Learning rejects trucker training program

EDMONTON, Alta. -- The Transportation Training and Development Association (TT&DA) has had their extensive driver t...


EDMONTON, Alta. — The Transportation Training and Development Association (TT&DA) has had their extensive driver training program shot down by Alberta Learning.

The three-phase program, developed by TT&DA was aimed at providing new truck drivers with an opportunity to participate in an apprenticeship program while gaining valuable experience behind the wheel.

But Alberta Learning refused to adopt the program, because it claims the plan doesn’t include adequate on-the-job training.

While Alberta Learning programs generally require six to nine months of on the job training, the TT&DA proposal called for only one week to 10 days.

The rejection leaves TT&DA officials scratching their heads and wondering what it will take to improve truck driver training and education.

“Even though everyone involved agrees wholeheartedly that training and education is absolutely necessary, the solution appears to elude everyone,” reads a TT&DA press release.


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