Professional Class 1 Driver
This program prepares you to start a career with a Class 1 driver’s licence and drive tractor trailers and most other types of commercial vehicles
- Program Length
- 9 weeks
- Currently Offered In
The Professional Class 1 Driver program is a 9-week training program designed to help you become a professional truck driver. In partnership with industry and a certified driver training school, this program equips you with the skills you need to enter the commercial transportation industry. The program is officially endorsed by the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA).
During the program, you will learn about safety awareness, workplace culture, and gain both theoretical knowledge and hands-on training. This will prepare you for your future job in the industry. Upon successful completion of this program, employment assistance and job retention support are provided to ensure a successful outcome for both the employer, the graduate, and Women Building Futures.
By the end of the program, you will be ready to start a career as a professional driver with a Class 1 licence. You will be able to drive tractor trailers and most other types of commercial vehicles.
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
What you need to apply:
- 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.
- Tuition for this program is sponsored by WBF partners.
- Additional funding and awards may be available to support living expenses while in the program.
Upon completion, graduates will be interviewed with WBF employment partners for potential employment as a Professional Class 1 Driver. Our graduates are working as local, short haul, and long-haul professional truck drivers
Sign up for program updates and you’ll be the first to find out when this program is accepting applications again.
Register for an Information Session
There are no scheduled Professional Class 1 Driver information sessions at this time. Please subscribe to our newsletter to get updates on new information sessions.