MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Drakkar Human Resources is presenting the first edition of the Transportation Safety and Career Expo, promoting safety and careers in trucking to the public.
The free expo is taking place on Sept. 22 at the Woodbine Centre and Fantasy Fair Parking Lot in Etobicoke, Ont. and will also focus on dispelling negative myths about the trucking industry.
The main reason for the creation of such an event is to address the severe shortage of employees in transportation, specifically truck drivers, and to help establish a long lasting work force for this vital Canadian industry.
To insure the success towards such an important objective, Drakkar has associated itself with many partners to organize the Transportation Safety and Career Expo, ranging from private trucking companies to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. Since the future of the industry depends partially on attracting youth, the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario will be present. In addition, GTA School Boards have been informed to offer students this unique opportunity to get first hand information on the transportation industry.
Safety and career presentations will be held throughout the day by various industry people including Sgt. Cam Woolley, a well-known member of the Ontario Provincial Police. Also present, will be the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council, Humber Transportation Training Centre, OTA Road Knights Team and the Toronto Police.
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