Funded Driver Training

If you are on a current regular benefits Employment Insurance claim or have had one in the past 5 years and have not had government-funded training in that time, you may qualify to apply for our Commercial Driver Training Program (CDP), either Class 3 or Class 1.
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COURSE DESCRIPTION – CLASS 3

Available seats are VERY LIMITED; application DOES NOT guarantee acceptance.
 

Driver Training Component

  • 35 hours of driver training (includes chain up, pre-trip, in-cab air, road time, and progress review)

  • 1 attempt at the Class 3 knowledge exam

  • Air Brakes course and 1 attempt at the air brakes knowledge exam

  • Driver’s medical

  • 1 attempt at the Class 3 road exam
     

Safety Training Component

  • First Aid

  • Fire Extinguisher

  • Hours of Service (log books)

  • Fatigue Management

  • Load Securement

  • ODA or PDIC

  • Map Reading & GPS
     

Industry and Employability Components

  • Transportation Culture

  • MS Office

  • Personal and Career Betterment

  • Job Savvy

  • Cover Letter/Resume Development

  • Job Search and Interview Skills
     

Applications must be done in person. Bring the following:

  • If on EI, proof of EI claim

  • Resume with 2 work references

  • 5-year driver’s abstract (must have 4 or fewer demerits)

  • Driver’s license (must be Alberta Class 5 Advanced, 4, or 2)

  • Proof of Alberta residency (out of province do not qualify)

     

COURSE DESCRIPTION – CLASS 1 (MELT)

Available seats are VERY LIMITED; application DOES NOT guarantee acceptance.
 

Driver Training Component – MELT Curriculum
View the full curriculum here: MELT

  • 72.5 hours of driver training (includes chain up, pre-trip, in-cab air, road time, and progress review)

  • 40.5 hours classroom components

  • 1 attempt at the Class 1 knowledge exam

  • Air Brakes course and 1 attempt at the air brakes knowledge exam

  • Driver’s medical

  • 1 attempt at the Class 1 road exam
     

Additional Safety Training Component not Covered under MELT

  • First Aid
     

Industry and Employability Components

  • MS Office

  • Personal and Career Betterment

  • Job Savvy

  • Cover Letter/Resume Development

  • Job Search and Interview Skills
     

Applications must be done in person. Bring the following:

  • If on EI, proof of EI claim

  • Resume with 2 work references

  • 5-year driver’s abstract (must have 4 or fewer demerits)

  • Driver’s license (must be Alberta Class 5 Advanced, 4, 3, or 2)

  • Proof of Alberta residency (out of province do not qualify)


     

 Now taking applications for September and October sessions.

 Please call for more information before coming to apply.         

1007 Factory ST SE  Medicine Hat AB  T1A 1X8

info@safetyconnections.ca   403-528-3779