Unlike Erika, Tomasz Bumbul knew he wanted to get into the trucking industry, but wasn’t sure how he would pay for the training. He visited the London Training Centre, where they guided him through the Second Career process. He went through training at the Ontario Truck Driving School and was able to find employment at Elgin Motor Freight following one of their job fairs held at the school.
On the other hand, you have Yoandris Castro. Castro was driving a truck in the oil-sands in Alberta when he was laid-off. Castro moved back to London and went to the London Training Centre for advice. He found out about the Second Career program and was able to off-set some of the costs of getting his AZ license and gain the skills he needed to join Elgin Motor Freight as well. He has his sights on moving up within the company and is hoping to become an owner/operator of his own truck one day.
For more information on the Second Career program click here.
To learn more about the occupations in demand or local resources click here.
Elgin Middlesex Oxford Workforce Planning and Development Board
Read this article at the Local Employment Planning Council website HERE.