AB to invest $30M to train commercial truckers, transportation workers

The Government of Alberta has announced that it will be investing $30M over three years to support unemployed and underemployed Albertans and address the need for commercial trucking and transportation workers. CTV News reports that $18M of the funding will be delivered through the Driving Back to Work Program, which will support 1,800 prospective drivers will complete their mandatory entry level training and achieve a Class 1 license. $9M will be used to encourage more women to enter the industry, while the remaining $3M will go toward the development of online and virtual reality simulator training. “(This funding) will help remove roadblocks for careers in the commercial transportation industry and help maintain the efficient transport of people and goods,” said Alberta Motor Transport Association president Chris Nash. AB| CTV News| RD News Now| St Albert Today Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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