About Taylor Pro

Taylor Pro Training Ltd has developed over the years from a One Instructor and One Truck company to a Driver training and Heavy Equipment training facility. We also offer:

  • Instructor Training (Become a Drive Instructor)
  • 16 Hour Certified Air Brake Training Program
  • 20 Hour Certified Air Brake Course including ICBC assessment
  • Professional Driver Improvement Course

The experiences our Instructors have incurred driving both on and off highway trucks and heavy equipment ensure that you are in the competent hands of a true Professional. We teach the student a safe and confident method of operating.

We provide a wide variety of Professional Driver Training Programs from Class 5/7 through to Class 1.

Taylor Pro Training LTD has provided the trucking industry with a large number of well trained students that are currently employed as a Professional Driver.

Taylor Pro Training Ltd is well aware of the shortage of professionally trained Heavy Equipment Operators in BC and Alberta. We offer a variety of Heavy Equipment Operator training programs along with Industry standard Safety Training certificate courses.

 

All courses are competency based and designed to provide prospective operators with the knowledge and skills to attain an entry level position in the Oil & Gas, Mining or Road Construction Trade.

Emphasizes will be placed on WorkSafeBC Regulations and a thorough understanding and proper operating procedures of each piece of equipment the student is operating.



Students are to supply the following equipment:

  • Safety Boots
  • Rain Gear / light gage
  • Work Clothing (Appropriate for outdoors)
  • Coveralls
  • Gloves

Courses are conducted at our training site in Kelowna BC.

All Taylor Pro Training courses are in accordance with the regulations set out by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTA) www.privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca

For further information, please contact us.

Labour Market Outlook

At peak construction in 2018, the following ten occupations are expected to have highest direct workforce demand for construction and operations combined: Table 3: Direct workforce demand of the top ten occupations 2018 (FTEs) OCCUPATION DEMAND Construction trades helpers and labourers 11,800 Steamfitters and pipefitters 3,800 Welders 2,200 Concrete finishers 1,500 Transport truck drivers 1,500 Carpenters 1,400 Heavy equipment operators 1,110 Gas fitters 1,100 Purchasing agents and officers 875 Crane operators 800 Steady state operations employment is not reached over the ten-year forecasting period.

Meeting Industry Demand

Okanagan College joined forces seven years ago with Taylor Pro Training, a leader in truck driver training, to offer Class 1 Driver Training. This experiential, full-time program covers the broad range of hands-on skills necessary to find employment as a transport truck driver and can be completed in just six weeks. What’s more, the provincial government, realizing this looming shortage, has provided full funding for the program to eligible applicants through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund. Of the 32 students who participated last year in the tuition-free program, 29 found employment in the trucking industry.