Driver Training

Team Mission Statement:

North Okanagan-Shuswap School District No. 83, Transportation Department Training Team commits to excellence in creating and delivering an evolving, attitude-based training program, utilizing the Thinking Driver Training  and Certification System.

We further commit to increase the level of safety awareness, develop operational consistencies and strive toward achieving the highest standard of professionalism in our industry.

Purpose:
Driver training is in place to increase the level of safety for the students, the school bus drivers, and all those sharing the roads and sidewalks in our school district.
Activities:
School District No. 83 trains school bus drivers using the Thinking Driver Training System – both theory and practical.   We also offer under Thinking Driver’s program umbrella, our own in-house developed courses such as Winter Driving (theory), Chain Installations (practical), Safe Loading & Unloading Procedures, Pre-Trip Vehicle Inspection refreshers, Emergency Preparedness, Student Management, and a student school bus safety program.  Other training provided by qualified contractors include: Air Brakes refresher, First Aid training, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, WHMIS 2015 and Harassment in the Workplace.