Humber hosts open house for students

TORONTO, Ont. — Students thinking about becoming drivers will have the opportunity to sit behind the wheel before enrolling in a program.

Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning is hosting a Trucking Career Day on Wednesday, October 1, and opening its doors to both newcomers in the industry and veterans. Eighteen fleets, including J.G. Drapeau Ltd., Schneider National, Canada Post, Gordon Food Service, Kriska, Iron Mountain, and GFL Environmental will be in attendance to answer questions about working in the trucking industry. College driving instructors will also be available to answer questions and to talk to potential drivers as they hop into the cab of a commercial vehicle.

“The current high demand for commercial drivers has had a positive effect in increasing wages and benefits,” said Rick Mikula, program liaison officer at Humber. “Many employers have introduced signing bonuses, tuition reimbursement programs and other incentives as a way of attracting drivers. Humber graduates are in demand. Many of our graduates are employed within weeks of completing the program and can earn a starting wage of anywhere from $45,000 to $55,000 a year.”

Humber offers commercial driver driving for licence classes G to AZ (tractor-trailer), G to DZ (straight truck), and DZ to AZ (tractor-trailer from straight truck).

The event takes place between 6:00 PM and 9:00 OM at the Humber Transportation Training Centre. For more details click here.

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