Contact Taylor Pro

Kelowna (Head Office) Location

Taylor Pro-Training Ltd.
2654 Norris Road
Kelowna BC
V1X 7L9

Tel: 250-765-7624
Toll Free number: 1-877-860-7627
Fax: 250-765-7644

E-Mail: info@taylorprotraining.com

Directions
 

 

Vernon Location

4406 C 29th Street
Vernon BC

Tel: 250-542-6122
Fax: 250-549-6122

Surrey Location

14727 108 Ave
Surrey BC V3R 1V9

Tel: 1-877-860-7627

 

Port Coquitlam Location

2850 Shaughnessy St
Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 6K5

Tel: 1-877-860-7627

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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.