Driver & Operator

This program prepares you to start a career with a Class 3 Drivers’ Licence and operate equipment such as snowplows, wireline trucks, and hydrovacs.


Program Length
6 weeks
Currently Offered In
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton


The Driver and Operator program is a 6-week training program designed to help women prepare for and succeed in entry-level careers in the driver operating industry. Our goal is to help you find employment in this field. 

During the program, we provide you with the necessary safety awareness training, certifications, workplace culture preparation, and both theoretical and hands-on training. We will also help you with the Class 3 road test. 

After successfully completing the program, students receive employment assistance and job retention support to ensure a successful outcome for both the employer, the graduate, and Women Building Futures. 

With this program, students can start their careers as a Class 3 driver, operating equipment such as snowplows, wireline trucks and hydrovacs. 

Courses and Skills

  • Basic safety certifications
  • Driver training and practice time with licenced drivers
  • Workplace culture and financial literacy
  • Interview & resume workshops to support employment
  • Ongoing mentorship and support through alumni advisors

Admission Requirements

  • Full class 5 Alberta driver’s licence (no GDL) 
  • A clean 5 year commercial driver’s abstract with no infractions
  • Must be an Alberta resident

Applicants will also need to complete a variety of steps as part of their application.

Program Cost

  • Tuition for this program is sponsored by the WBF industry sponsors.
  • Applicants are responsible for covering the costs of the Government of Alberta Class 3 Knowledge test and a driver’s abstract.
  • Additional funding and awards may be available to support living expenses while in the program.

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion, graduates will be interviewed with WBF Employment Partners for potential employment as an entry level Driver & Operator.

Upcoming Cohorts

Register for an Information Session

Driver & Operator Virtual Information Session

  • September 19, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
  • November 27, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.


Driver & Operator In-Person Information Session

  • October 19, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. (Calgary)

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