Other Career Options Than College Offer Quick Reward in the Post Pandemic Economy

Don’t Like How the Pandemic hi-jacked your job? Many of you may be thinking – that’s it. I’m going back to school so I can have a well paying career that is pandemic proof. The only challenge with that thinking is that for most college degrees, you will be investing a minimum of 4 years for a chance to start on the bottom rung of the professional ladder. 

What if I could tell you that for an investment of only 244 hours and at a fraction of the cost of a post-secondary education, you could have a well paying career that was pandemic proof. It might be time to think about a career as a Class 1 professional driver.

Class 1 Professional Driver

Becoming a professional class 1 driver/operator is a career option worth considering. After completing the intense 244-hour training, you will be able to command a starting salary of  $40,000 to $45,000. Because there is still a huge demand for qualified drivers in North America, your ability to quickly move up the pay-scale is there for the taking. To attract drivers, many trucking firms are offering regular routes to allow operators to enjoy a routine outside of the cab. 

The choice is yours.  By the time you graduate from college, your peers driving a big rig will already have made $100,000+. Spend less time in the classroom and more time earning great money!

Learn more about why a professional driving career is one of the fastest paths to a well-paying and rewarding job. If you want the best opportunity to be placed in the transportation industry upon graduation you’ll find out why most firms consider First Class Training Centre as the premier educator for Class 1 drivers in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson and rural Manitoba. 

Second COVID Wave Makes A Career Change to a Professional Class 1 Driver a Great Option.


This week, the Manitoba government is applying some of the restrictions in Winnipeg that were in place during the first wave of the pandemic. If you find yourself in the hospitality industry, this could mean a reduced work week and possibly layoffs.


If you had been collecting the CERB, you now realize that it may be more difficult to get government assistance. The stress of not being able to make ends meet will be trying for many people. Maybe it’s time to get off this hamster wheel and change to a career with great stability and earning power. 


Become a professional Class 1 driver. The demand for drivers is great and the pay is phenomenal.


First Class Training Centre is open for business and safely training a new workforce for the supply chain. Your 244 hour investment is all it will take for doors to open for you to make a meaningful career change. As the premier educator for Class 1 and Class 3 training in Manitoba, First Class Training is recognized in the transport as the best provider of well trained and road ready drivers for their fleets.

Contact Us today to learn how a driving career can change your life for the better.