PMTC Unveils Professional Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training Scholarship
Funding to cover the cost of a TTSAO or PTDI certified Training curriculum
Oakville, On, The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) is pleased to announce, that through a partnership with Kim Richardson Transportation Specialists (KRTS), starting with our 2016 Conference, we will be awarding a PMTC member with funding to cover the entire costs of an intensive 200 hour Professional Commercial Motor Vehicle Driver Training Scholarship. When this course is successfully completed, it will arm the new Professional Driver with a high level of training, as set by the Professional Truck Driving Institute(PTDI) and the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario(TTSAO) mandatory requirements. This will provide the successful candidate with the skills and confidence necessary to become a successful Professional driver.
“This intensive and professionally run Training Program will provide another great value add to PMTC members, and will allow emerging drivers to successfully move into the entry level of a driving position with some of the best Private Fleets in the Industry”. Says Mike Millian, President of the PMTC. “We are very grateful that KRTS was willing to partner with PMTC on this initiative, as this allows us to ensure our students are getting some of the best training the Industry has to offer”.
Matt Richardson, sales and operations manager at KRTS says “KRTS is pleased to partner with PMTC on this initiative. This is a great opportunity for a member company to add a professionally trained entry level driver to their private fleet, and an excellent opportunity for the recipient of the scholarship to set themselves up for a rewarding career.”
Some of the criteria the Candidates for the Scholarship must meet are:
- Be employed by a current PMTC member company, or be the child of a PMTC member company employee.
- Must have a conditional job offer as a professional driver, pending successful completion of the training program
- Must be nominated by his or her member company
- The nominee must submit a 650 to 1000 word essay stating why they are a good candidate for the scholarship, and what their personal goals are within the transportation Industry
- The employer must submit a letter stating why they think their nominee is a good candidate for the scholarship, and what succession plan they have in mind for the graduate.
(note, if the successful candidate resides outside of Ontario, PMTC will pay up to $5,000.00 directly to the selected , accredited training provider, as approved by PMTC)
For full details of the scholarship, or for sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.pmtc.ca, or contact
Vanessa Cox Member Services Coordinator
Private Motor Truck Council of Canada
Applications will open in February.