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Manitoba Fall Short in Implementing Minimum Training For Class 1 Licensing.

Good news and bad news. Based on the fallout from the Humboldt tragedy last year, the Manitoba government has stepped to the table by requiring a minimum number of hours of training before someone can get behind the wheel of a big rig.  The 121 1/2 training hours that will be required are consistent with Saskatchewan and Alberta, which also moved to bring in mandatory training since the Broncos crash. It came into effect this month in both provinces.
Although 121 plus hours is a big improvement, is this enough?
 

Most industry members suggest that the government has fallen short in providing the public with the industry-accepted standard for registered schools of 240 hours, or six weeks of training.

Jim Campbell, president of First Class Training Centre agrees with what the industry recommends; “Our Class 1 License course is 244 hours. Our industry partners know that when they hire a First Class Training Centre graduate that they are getting an individual that is truly road ready. The minimum training is a good first step, but the government needs to listen to the industry rather than come up with some half baked number.”

With offices in Winnipeg and Brandon, First Class Training Centre is the most respected Class 1 educator in Manitoba. We continue to receive positive feedback from the industry as to how well our recruits are trained and how quickly they can be assimilated into the workforce. If you are looking for the fastest path to the best paying semi-truck driving jobs, First Class is the place for you.

4 Things to Consider When You Are Looking for Class 1 Training

In Manitoba, there are many options for you to consider when you are looking for the best Class 1 Driver Training.  Here are 4 points that you should be thinking about as you make your choice.

  1. Longevity.  Look for a school that has been around for a significant number of years.  You want to put your trust into a school that has staying power in the marketplace.
  2. Referrals.  Check out the website and social media to see what others are saying about your options for a Class 1 Driving School.  You will be able to see right away what schools deliver what they promise.
  3. Instructor to Student Ratio. This is a very important question to ask if you are serious about becoming a professional semi driver.  The best schools will have a very small instructor to student ratio.  This ensures that the extra  attention that you need to learn is available to you.
  4. Job Placement. What is the record of the training facilities that you are considering for job placement.  You want to put yourself in the best position to get a job from your class 1 investment.  Your school should have a great track record of placing students in the marketplace.

First Class Training Centre is the preferred choice for you Class 1 course in Manitoba.  With offices in Winnipeg and Brandon, First Class has the reputation for delivering the best professional driver training in the industry. Needless to say, we encourage you to apply the points that you need to consider to First Class Training.  You’ll quickly find out why First Class is the best training for you!

 

Sense of Pride and Accomplishment with Class 1 License

I met one of our graduates from the Class 1 training course and she was all smiles when she learned that she had passed the road test to officially earn her Class 1 license.  It was obvious that this was a life changing moment for her and she knew that now she could begin to earn really money driving professionally.

Are you looking for that sense of of accomplishment of doing something that will have a positive impact on your life?

First Class Training Centre is proud of our track record of providing the best Class 1 Training in the province.  Whether you are in Winnipeg, Brandon or live in rural Manitoba, now is the time to take charge of your life for the best and realize your potential.  At First Class, we work with you – one on one to ensure that you really absorb the many details that it takes to drive a Big Rig truck.

Call us today at 204 632 5302 or send us an email and we can share with you how we have changed many lives for the better!