After a successful launch in Victoria earlier this year, Cleanaway’s Driver Academy for Women kicked off in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia/Tasmania.
The academy focuses on women, female-identifying and non-binary persons who have never driven a truck before. Part of this academy is an extensive training program that includes obtaining a heavy vehicle licence, learning the ins and outs of what it’s like to be a heavy vehicle driver, and how to operate a heavy vehicle. Recruits will also be mentored by experienced drivers to support their journey.
Last month, the second class of Victoria recruits were welcomed at our Brooklyn yard. Academy Manager Chelsea English observed, ”The first day nerves were certainly circling around the room in the morning and by the end of the day, the room was full of energy! The group are progressing well through their coursework thanks to our amazing educational partner, Wodonga TAFE. We are super excited for our site tours that will see us visit our landmark facilities including Victorian Commingled Resource Recovery network, Melbourne Regional Landfill, South East Organics Facility and South East Melbourne Transfer Station.”
Pictured: The Victorian class on their first day of the program
The class of trainees were then hosted by Cleanaway’s Melbourne Regional Landfill team who showed the ins and outs of our operations. The class were taken up to the tip face where they witnessed how waste is processed and how our Columbian Tipper is operated. The team were taken on an extensive tour and shown why it is so important to recycle properly. The bus was full of amazing questions on the way home and the team were super impressed with the information they received on the day.
Pictured: Touring Cleanaway’s Melbourne Regional Landfill
All cadets in the second Victorian class were officially HR licenced with support from Wodonga TAFE.
Pictured: Proudly HR licensed and looking forward to a career with Cleanaway
Our Driver Academy for Women was also launched in NSW after two successful classes in VIC. Our first induction and assessment session was recently conducted and it was amazing to see how energised and engaged the ladies were when we talked about the program.
Pictured: The NSW recruits rapt in attention at an information session
The inaugural SA/TAS Drivers Academy was then launched mid July with even more recruits on board.
Pictured: First day with the truck in SA
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