Randy Shaw was hired last September as the HR Coordinator for the PEI Trucking Sector Council. One of his roles is to speak with people interested in a career in Trucking, and helps match job seekers and employers.
He also works closely with industry to help develop new HR strategies and opportunities around everything from immigration and training, to recruiting non-traditional entrants to the industry.
“I do everything from marketing to social media, creating company profiles and posting new positions, to answering inquiries such as how to bring new immigrant drivers to Canada.
“I also help promote the trucking industry and what it offers.
I visit schools and make industry presentations to tell students about the good wages, benefits, and lifestyle offered by the industry.
“We are trying to steer away from the public perception of truck driving, because it is not what it appears to be.”
Randy grew up in a family that owned a trucking business, and drove a truck on the family farm. He earned a Business Diploma at Holland College, and worked as a Truck Driver to finance his tuition.
“Trucking is a flexible job with good pay. I enjoyed driving to earn a second income.”
After graduation, he worked in a financial institution, and then went to Alberta to drive trucks for the oil and gas industry. In 2017, he came back to PEI, worked in construction, and then was offered a job at the Trucking Sector Council.
Visit www.peitsc.ca to find tips for entering the trucking field, including the following:
- Job board listing trucking-related jobs
- Labour market information: explore the industry, the careers, and the training available
- Tips on finding a job in the trucking field
- Job descriptions
- Programs to help new candidates enter the field
- Information about training in Atlantic Canada
The PEI Trucking Sector Council welcomes people interested in starting a career as a truck driver to attend a Career in trucking information session.
The next information sessions will be held at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown at 9:30 am on March 19 and April 16.
Funded in whole or in part though the Canada/PEI Labour Market Agreements.