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Class 1A Driver Training

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Program Description

As part of this program, students learn how to operate heavy trucks to transport goods and materials over urban, interurban, provincial and international routes. A strong emphasis is on the in-truck driving practice with the focus to best prepare the students to do well upon graduating and obtaining employment.

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 10 with Math 10 and Science 10 is strongly recommended 
  • A valid Class 5 Driver’s License is required

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

English Language Benchmark

SIIT is not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).

Courses

  • TDTP 101 – Driving a Truck

Tuition, Fees, and Funding

Eligible students can expect to pay little to no tuition or fees to participate in this program. Career Centre staff will assess your eligibility for funding when you apply.

What to Expect

Program Delivery

This program is delivered over a seven (7) week period – totaling 132 hours.

Attendance Policy

Regular attendance is essential for academic success. Each program has specific attendance requirements that must be adhered to in order to graduate. In order to graduate from this program, an attendance rate of 90% or better is required.

Graduation Document

Students who graduate from this program will earn a Certificate of Achievement.  In order to graduate, students must pass all of the courses in the program.

Career Opportunities

Transport truck drivers are employed by transportation, manufacturing, distribution and moving companies, and trucking employment service agencies, or they may be self-employed. This unit group also includes drivers of special purpose trucks and shunters who move trailers to and from loading docks within trucking yards or lots. Graduates will find entry-level work driving trucks at both the First Nation community level and in urban areas.

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