The official launch of Loughlinstown Training Centre’s Bus and Coach Driving Traineeship took place last Thursday, after months of significant collaboration between Loughlinstown Training Centre (DDLTEB), local passenger operators, The Coach and Tourism Council (CTTC) and training provider Swilly Group.
Cathy English, DDLETB said “We have been liaising with Passenger Industry employers in Dublin for some time now to understand their specific employment needs. We are acutely aware of the shortage of qualified Bus Drivers that is being felt by the industry at present. We have put together a programme that addresses these skill shortages”.
This 26 week programme, which is FREE to the learners, includes the mandatory theoretical and practical tests required to qualify as a professional Bus Driver. The programme includes exciting new modules in both Customer Service and Tourism Visitor Care. Each learner receives 25 hours of Driving Lessons before sitting their driving test. Those who successfully obtain their Bus Driving Licence will proceed to get further training on Eco and Defensive Driving.
Cathy added “This programme represents a fantastic opportunity for learners to become skilled in an area where there is significant employment opportunities. The learners will also receive job seeking support from a qualified jobs coach as well as training in their Driver CPC, Practical Driving, First Aid and Customer Service. With the training and qualifications we have on offer, we are very confident that there will be a high job placement from this programme”.
Attending the launch were Kevin Traynor, National Director, The Coach Tourism and Transport Council of Ireland, Local Employers such as Go-Ahead Ireland, The Dualway Group and Viking Splash Tours, all of whom spoke of the demand for bus drivers in Ireland at present.
Employers, Students, Training Provider and Coach and Tourism Council representatives at the Launch
Click here to find out more or register your interest on the next Bus Traineeship – https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder?sfcw-courseId=247150 or alternatively you can call Loughlinstown Training Centre Recruitment on (01) 2043600.