Portage and WBF Partnership
October 24, 2020

Women Building Futures (WBF) and Portage College have collaborated to deliver the Driver and Operator program to women in Cold Lake and the surrounding area. This tuition-free program is funded by the Government of Canada's Women in Construction Fund and is available for 12 women. The program provides students with the essential safety awareness and certification to become a Class 3 Driver. Topics include workplace culture preparation, industry exposure, theory and of course driver training. After completing the program, students will be prepared to start their driving careers in snow plows, wireline trucks, hydrovacs, and more!

“I am excited to see Portage College and Women Building Futures creating local opportunities for women to receive training and enter the transportation industry,” said Don Moore, Associate Dean at Portage College. “Women Building Futures changes lives, and I look forward to our growing relationship with such a transformative organization. You got this Cold Lake!”

“We’re thrilled to bring our Driver & Operator program to the Cold Lake region and look forward to raising awareness around the employment opportunities that exist in the industry,” shares Carol Moen, President of Women Building Futures. “We look forward to working alongside various local organizations who support and share our mission of empowering women’s economic prosperity.”

Applications are open on the website October 26, 2020. https://womenbuildingfutures.com/programs/driver-and-operator-training

Application deadline is January 11, 2021.

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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