This case study looks at the impact and benefits that the Canadian Trucking Human Resource Council's Earning Your Wheels (EYW) program is having on the trucking industry in Canada. The study also considers the program's Keys to Success and its potential use as a model for other Sector Councils and organizations to adapt or replicate.
Developed in collaboration with key stakeholders across the country, the EYW program trains new entrants into the trucking industry. It is one of the only nationally-recognized truck driver training programs in Canada, and provides drivers with a portable certification based on national standards.
The study concludes that the EYW program serves drivers and the industry well by developing skilled, competent and knowledgeable drivers. The program is a good example of how a Sector Council can work with industry partners to address and rectify a significant and debilitating human resources issue within a sector.