CALGARY, Alta. — Trimac Transportation Services, in partnership with Mountain Transport Institute (MTI), has announced it will be launching the “Train with Trimac” program. The program is designed to enable men and women to upgrade their skills and start a professional driving career with Trimac.
The program includes MTI’s Earning Your Wheels program, paid on-the-job coaching and a job with Trimac upon graduation. A tuition financing program is also available for selected student that covers up to 73 per cent of tuition costs. Tuition of up to $5,000 will be refunded for student drivers that stay with Trimac for two years.
“The success of Trimac and the growth of the trucking industry have created an ongoing need for qualified drivers” said Norm Kennedy, Trimac’s vice-president of Western Canada operations. “The Train with Trimac program is designed to assist new drivers in receiving the training required and to come to work for us. We are very proud of our safety performance and programs at Trimac. We are confident that the students graduating from the Train with Trimac program at MTI will be well trained and focused on safe work habits.”
“The Train with Trimac program has been developed in response to the need to make a career as a professional driver more accessible,” said MTI president, Andy Roberts. “Many people who are interested in truck driving can’t afford the training. The Train with Trimac program removes that hurdle. Trimac has really set a new standard with this program”.
Trimac requires new drivers to complete the comprehensive Canadian Trucking Human Resource Council (CTHRC) Earning Your Wheels program. Earning Your Wheels includes two months of classroom and in-truck training prior to four weeks of supervised work experience. Students will drive Trimac trucks during their four-week internship, hauling loads for Trimac under the supervision of a driving coach.
For more information visit www.trimac.com or call 877-228-1134.
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