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.

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 November & December 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