Ready for a driver’s seat

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

LAST week 14 par­tic­i­pants from through­out the North Bur­nett took ad­van­tage of the free Tran­si­tion 2012 New En­trant Driv­ing Pro­gram to com­plete the the­ory com­po­nent of their heavy rigid truck li­cence at the RM Wil­liams Aus­tralian Bush Learn­ing Cen­tre in Eidsvold.

Funded by the De­part­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads, and sup­ported by the North Bur­nett Re­gional Coun­cil, this job and skill devel­op­ment ini­tia­tive is the first of its kind to be de­liv­ered lo­cally.

On com­ple­tion, the as­pir­ing truck drivers will be pre­pared to take on em­ploy­ment in the trans­port in­dus­try.

Over the next three weeks, groups of five will go to Mary­bor­ough to com­plete the prac­ti­cal as­pect of the pro­gram.

Par­tic­i­pant Dave May­nard is in Mary­bor­ough this week and said he was most im­pressed with the course.

“The in­struc­tor in Eidsvold made ev­ery­thing in­ter­est­ing and an­swered any ques­tions we had. It was the best course I’ve ever done,” Mr May­nard said.

■ For in­for­ma­tion, go to strate­gicde­ploy­ or phone 4122 1231.

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