Northern College is going to be offering vehicle simulator training at the Timmins campus. The simulator is going to let people learn on a variety of cars, including tractor trailers, dump trucks, snow plows, and emergency vehicles.

Mainly used for the corporate sector, the simulator is cheaper than training on actual trucks, and is much safer. Employers can also it to test job applicants driving skills before hiring them.

“Simulator training is a powerful workforce development tool that allows employers to provide high-quality hands-on training in the classroom, bypassing many of the logistical challenges typically associated with workforce training,” says Darren Tegel, Manager of Industrial Training and Skills Development. “We’re very excited to be working with Northern College to increase access to this important technology. It’s important to recognize that this simulator training is as relevant for advanced driver improvement as it is for newer drivers.”

Photo: Darren Tegel, Manager of Industrial Training and Skills Development, and Fred Gibbons, President of Northern College