AZ Trucking Program Now Offered in Elliot Lake

AZ Trucking Program Now Offered in Elliot Lake

transport_0053_smElliot Lake residents can now enroll in a local AZ Truck Driver training program thanks to a partnership between Collège Boréal and Employment Options.

Employment Options delivers employment services within the Ontario College system in order to help job seekers find sustainable employment, and employers find suitable employees. In response to local demand, the Elliot Lake Access Centre secured the training through Collège Boréal’s Continuing Education Department. As of Monday, July 4, 2016, local residents can enroll in the program and chart a career path within the trucking industry.

According to Trucking Human Resources Canada, the truck transportation sector will need a minimum of 153,000 additional workers by 2021 (an average of 14,100 workers per year) to address the increase in demand, current vacancies, and retirements in an aging workforce.

As part of the program, participants will complete 40 hours of theoretical training, 50 hours of practical training, 55 observation hours, and 55 laboratory hours. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will earn a Collège Boréal certificate of achievement and official transcripts, a Ministry of Transportation Class A driver’s license, and the Ministry of Transportation Air Brake (Z) Endorsement.

Participants who meet the requirements for Second Career through Employment Ontario services can receive funding to cover a portion or all of the costs associated with the program.

The Elliot Lake Access Centre is located at 40 Prince Edward Walk. For more information on this program or other training opportunities in Elliot Lake, please contact Jeannette Merhar, Regional Manager, at 705-848-5119, ext. 7806.


“Together, Collège Boréal and Employment Options are helping unemployed and underemployed Ontarians obtain sustainable employment. Through this program and other services, we are proud to contribute to the economic development of Northern Ontario communities.”

Daniel Giroux, Vice-President of Workforce and Business Development, Collège Boréal

Quick Facts

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.

Since 1995, over 116,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from College Boréal’s expertise relating to postsecondary education, training programs, services for immigrants, and services pertaining to employability. Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of services in 35 access centres in 25 communities across the province. Furthermore, Collège Boréal has developed and implemented over 60 articulation agreements with other postsecondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal now holds the top-ranking position in four out of the five areas surveyed! Out of all Ontario colleges, Boréal has the highest student satisfaction rate, graduation rate, graduate satisfaction rate, and employment rate in the province. Moreover, 93.8% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!

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Josée Campeau-Rousselle

Manager of Communications and Media Relations

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