Professional logging truck driver training will benefit Indigenous people, youth

Eight eligible British Columbians will receive skills training to prepare them for employment as professional logging truck drivers in the North Okanagan and Shuswap area.
The Province is providing more than $350,000 to Okanagan College in Vernon to deliver its professional industry driver training program.
Participants will receive 16 weeks of employability and occupational skills training, including the B.C. Forest Safety Council Professional Industry Driver theory and mentorship program, as well as MELT driver training, 10 weeks of on-the-job work experience with local employers, and three weeks of followup support to prepare participants in their job search as professional logging truck drivers.