WINNIPEG, Man. — Manitoba will offer a new line of trucker training in its curriculum to include people wanting to enter the world of aggregate transport driving.
A shortage of qualified dump drivers identified by the aggregate sector of the trucking industry. As a result, the Manitoba Trucking Industry Education Advisory Committee (MTIEAC) will now train individuals for both the long haul and the aggregate sectors of the industry. The programs mandate for this fiscal year is the training of 36 aggregate drivers and 164 over the road drivers.
The training is provided for professional drivers in the long haul (Canada to U.S.), regional, aggregate, and construction/excavation sectors. All programs include four weeks of classroom training, four weeks of in cab training and five weeks of supervised work experience with a sponsoring company. Once students have completed an MTIEAC program, they hold their Class 1S licence and will be employed by their sponsoring companies as professional drivers.
Financial support and resources are provided to qualified applicants. Tours highlighting the expanded facility, including a state-of-the-art classroom, driving simulators and training vehicles will be available.
For more information contact Colette Gauvin, program director, at 204-925-8942.
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