Professional Class 1 Driver
This eight-week, tuition paid skills development training program is offered in partnership with a certified driver training school, Gennaro Transport Training. This program prepares the learner for entry into the commercial transportation industry. Class 1 Driver occupations include Professional Truck Drivers, Oil and Gas Transport Services and Coach Drivers.
Officially endorsed by the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA). Sponsored by Caron Transportation Systems, Rosenau Transport, Trimac, Watt & Stewart and Westcan.
On October 10, 2018, Alberta Transportation announced that the Government is mandating entry level training for new commercial drivers and strengthening safety requirements for commercial carriers to enhance public safety. This applies to Class 1 training programs.
“As the voice, the standard, and the resource, for the commercial transportation industry, the AMTA encourages hiring in underrepresented groups. Women represent a highly skilled, potential workforce, yet make up only three percent of professional drivers. We are proud to support WBF’s Professional Class 1 Driver training program in creating a pathway for women to develop careers in commercial transportation.” – Chris Nash, President, Alberta Motor Transport Association
The WBF professional driving programs are recognized as some of the best in the province and we will ensure our program curriculum and in-truck training meets and fully complies with the regulated requirements that come into effect on March 1, 2019.
Both WBF and our industry and training partners are committed to enhancing public safety.
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