Monday, May 20, 2024

New partnership to keep Victoria trucking

The Victorian Government is set to inject an extra $1 million into training more heavy vehicle drivers to keep supply chains moving through a partnership with the Victorian Transport Association (VTA).

The partnership offers accredited training for aspiring heavy vehicle drivers and assists them in securing employment as part of the VTA’s successful heavy vehicle driver delivery program.

“This partnership will see more Victorians get skilled up and behind the wheel to keep our state’s multi-billion-dollar freight industry moving,” said Minister for Ports and Freight, Melissa Horne.

Since its launch in 2016, the program has resulted in the training and placement of nearly 400 skilled drivers.

The VTA coordinates training with qualified providers and helps graduates secure stable positions with reputable transport companies.

“The transport industry requires qualified and job ready drivers to ensure Victorians can maintain the high living standards they are accustomed to and help address supply chain challenges,” said VTA CEO, Peter Anderson.

“Skilled driver shortages in the transport industry is affecting our members who are under constant pressure to deliver around the clock and on time – we support this initiative,” said Transport Workers Union Branch Assistant Secretary, Mem Suleyman.

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