Funded Driver Training

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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

MELT Class 1 Full Training (8 weeks)
View the full curriculum here: MELT

  • 72.5 hours of driver training (includes 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

  • 2 hour pre-test warm-up drive and 1 attempt at the Class 1 road exam
     

Experience and Equivalency Class 1 MELT Training (4 weeks)
Applicants considered for this program must obtain a letter of eligibility from Alberta Transportation.

See eligibility application process here

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

  • 11 hours classroom components

  • 1 attempt at the Class 1 knowledge exam

  • Air Brakes course audit

  • Driver’s medical

  • 2 hour pre-test warm-up drive and 1 attempt at the Class 1 road exam

 

Class 3 Training (4 weeks)

View the full curriculum here: MELT

  • 34 hours of driver training (includes chaining, 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

  • 1 hour pre-test warm-up drive and 1 attempt at the Class 3 road exam

Additional Safety Training Component not Covered under MELT

  • First Aid
     

Industry and Employability Components include cover letter/resume development, job search and interview skills
 

Initial contact should be by phone to 403-528-3779 or by email at meltdriving@gmail.com; an initial eligibility assessment will be done prior to having applicants complete further assessments. Do you meet the following basic eligibility requirements?

  • Be at least 18 years of age and an Alberta resident;

  • Hold an Alberta non-probationary driver’s licence (Class 5 Advanced, 4, 3, or 2);

  • Be unemployed and on an active EI claim; be able to demonstrate that they qualify for Employment Insurance; have been on an active EI claim in the past 4 years; or be able to verify they have been working an average of fewer than 20 hours per week over the past 3 months (regardless of income level); applicants working at the time of application are expected to continue their employment relationship: quitting to apply for training is not acceptable and will result in acceptance denial;

  • Be ready, willing, and able to participate in training and planning to seek full-time employment in the commercial transportation industry;

  • Be able to prove they can sustain themselves through training;

  • Have sufficient English language skills to succeed in driver training and testing;

  • Deemed to meet citizenship requirements (e.g., Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or convention refugee) and legally entitled to work and train in Canada;

  • Not have been in a similarly-designated, funded program in the past 4 years.

 

How to increase your chances of acceptance:

  • Submit complete documentation

  • Have a verifiable offer of employment

  • Have reviewed the Applicant Guide available HERE

 Please read the APPLICANT GUIDE before calling
for more information or coming to apply.