Continuing Studies

Professional Industry Driver

This fully funded program is designed to include the new Mandatory Entry Level Training (MELT) for students to obtain their Class 1 Licence, essential skills training and theory. The program is comprised of a blend of classroom, practical training, work experience and a mentorship program. The goal is to improve the safety performance and professionalism of industry drivers and includes a focus on logging truck driving as well as chip trucks.

The training program is comprised of:

  • 11 weeks of MELT training and occupational skills
  • Four weeks of a hands-on mentorship training program
  • Nine weeks of work experience
  • Two weeks of follow-up support to transition into employment

Course Schedule:
Aug. 30, 2021 – Feb. 25, 2022

Participants eligible to receive training must:

  • Must be on EI or have had a claim in the last five years or have earned more than $2,000 in insurable earnings and paid employee EI premiums on those earnings in at least five of the last 10 years.
  • Be eligible for WorkBC Case Management and be referred by a WorkBC Case Manager
  • Have a valid Class 5 driver’s licence

For information about the program:
250-864-5921
zwebster@okanagan.bc.ca

For more information or to verify your eligibility for this program contact your local WorkBC:
Salmon Arm: 250-804-4770
Vernon: 250-545-2215

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