Program Details

Professional Class 1 Driver Calgary

Professional Class 1 Driver is an introductory skills development program officially endorsed by the Alberta Motor Transportation Association (AMTA).The program is designed to prepare students to succeed in the commercial transportation industry.

This program provides students with the essential safety awareness and certification, best practices for working in transportation, exposure to the technical skills and hands-on training needed to support and prepare them to successfully obtain their Class 1 license under the new mandatory entry-level training (MELT).

Our graduates are working as local, short haul, and long haul professional truck drivers.

Program Length: 8 weeks
Location: Calgary
Tuition: Funded by the Government of Canada's Women in Construction Fund.

Class Capacity: 12

Admission Requirements:
  
  • Class 5 Driver's License (no GDL)
  • 5 year driver's abstract
This program includes:
  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS 2020 or RSTS) and WHMIS
  • Standard First Aid-CPR A & AED
  • H2S Alive
  • Air Brake Endorsement
  • Road Builders Safety Training System (RSTS)
  • Educated on Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • Tools and Engines Workshop
  • In-truck driving skill development
  • Driver's math
  • Financial Tool Kit
  • Healthy Choices for Productive Work
  • Best Practices for Workplace Readiness
  • Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)
  • Load Securement

Upon completion of this program, students will also have support in job search and receive earned employer referrals to support employment opportunities.

Applications are now open for Calgary training with an application deadline of April 12, 2021. Classes start on June 28, 2021.

Check out this video of Lola, a Professional Class 1 Driver graduate of WBF and find out what it's like to be a Class 1 Driver.
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