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Province supporting program to get more women, underrepresented groups in trucking industry

$600,000 in funding was announced Thursday by the labour minister
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The Ford government is providing $600,000 for a skills training program in Waterloo Region to prepare 30 women and individuals from underrepresented groups for careers in the trucking industry. 

The announcement was made Thursday by Labour Minister, Monte McNaughton, who was joined by local MPPs.

"Our government is taking deliberate steps to make sure anyone who wants to work can get the training they need to establish rewarding careers right now," McNaughton said in a news release.

It's a 14-week program, run by the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin and the Women's Trucking Federation of Canada. Through it, participants will able to obtain their AZ drivers licence. 

The first cohort starts May 3. Those who are interested in applying for future rounds of training can contact the Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin.


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