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2012–2013 Chapeau les filles ! competition
Sylvie Bouchard receives a participation award!
13 May 2013

Sylvie Bouchard, a student in the Vocational Studies Diploma (DEP) program in truck driver training at the Sherbrooke service point, received a $250 participation award at the regional awards ceremony for the 2012–2013 Chapeau les filles ! competition held in Sherbrooke on May 8.

School Industry Vocational and Technical Training Partnership
Prestigious award presented to trucking firm C.A.T. Inc.
13 May 2013

This annual awards ceremony, organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec, celebrates the outstanding achievements of large companies and Quebec small and medium size businesses (SMEs) that have distinguished themselves through their excellence and know how.
Congratulations to C.A.T. Inc!

2012–2013 edition of the Chapeau, les filles! competition in the Montérégie Region
Sylvie Fleury is the regional winner
13 May 2013

Thirty women receive awards commending them for their career choices

Longueuil, April 24, 2013 – At the regional awards ceremony for the Chapeau, les filles ! competition, held today in Châteauguay, 30 women from the Montérégie Region received $500 awards for their courageous decisions to enter occupations traditionally dominated by men.

Comedian, businesswoman and competition spokesperson Marie-Lise Pilote pointed out that, “By going into these occupations where there are small numbers of women, you have become role models for your younger sisters and daughters and for future generations.”

Truck Driver Shortage
1 May 2013


Mirabel, April 30, 2013 – With Mario Sabourin, Executive Director of the Comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre de l’industrie du transport, in attendance, representatives of the CFTR administration outlined various ways to address the shortage of truck drivers announced by the Conference Board of Canada in February. The Conference Board study predicts that by 2020, Canada may need as many as 30,000 truck drivers. This shortage resulting from the many truck drivers retiring and the small number of people entering the occupation to replace them will be harmful to the economy. The same study suggests that truck driving should be recognized as a specialized occupation in order to attract a larger number of people, including immigrants, into the labour pool.

Truck Driver Shortage
According to a Conference Board of Canada study
20 March 2013

According to the Conference Board, Canada is heading for a severe truck driver shortage. Read the Canadian Press article (French version) at

15 November 2012

Mirabel, October 29, 2012 – On October 24, the Centre de formation du transport routier Saint Jérôme (CFTR) hosted the visits of representatives of 27 firms for the second edition of Employers Day. This activity gave many students an opportunity to introduce themselves and give their resumés to prospective employers.

Third Edition of Employers Day
31 August 2012

The representatives of 34 companies came to meet with our students and graduates on April 30 as part of the third edition of Employers Day. More than 400 students submitted their resumés and many were offered on the job training opportunities and jobs.

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59th Provincial Championship for Professional Truck Drivers
Quebec’s Team Will Be in Moncton!
22 August 2012

Quebec’s Team Will Be in Moncton!

Preventing Driver Fatigue
CFTR Strategy
10 July 2012

Mirabel, July 5, 2012 – The Centre de formation du transport routier Saint-Jérôme (CFTR) enthusiastically welcomes the new measures introduced by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) to combat driver fatigue. The new measures supplement the strategy developed by the CFTR in 2010 to deal with the problem of driver fatigue. According to CFTR Director Bernard Boulé, “Although compliance with the Regulation respecting the hours of driving and rest of heavy vehicle drivers is a mandatory and necessary measure, we found that it was not enough to compel drivers to take necessary action to avoid driver fatigue. We believe that drivers should be provided with information and training to help them avoid driver fatigue.”

CFTR participates in the grand defi Pierre Lavoie
8 June 2012

Mirabel, June 5, 2012 - On June 15, 2012, Pierre Lavoie will join experienced, committed cyclists in the fourth edition of the Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie, an impressive 1,000 km cycling event that attracts participants from across Quebec. Sébastien Roy, Assistant Director of the Centre de formation du transport routier Saint-Jérôme (CFTR) will be participating in the race for the second consecutive year as a member of the Association des cadres scolaires du Québec team. He explained, “If, through my involvement in the Grand Défi, I succeed in persuading my friends and co workers of the importance of developing healthy lifestyles, I will have achieved my personal goal.” Roy is also training for his third Ironman race.