The PEI Trucking Sector Council (PEI-TSC) is an industry driven, not-for-profit organization committed to addressing human resource issues and opportunities in the trucking industry on Prince Edward Island. The Council provides a vehicle for effective industry participation in identifying and addressing issues related to workforce attraction and retention, career awareness, skills upgrading and training.
Given the multiple mobile nature of trucking, employment-related geographical mobility (E-RGM) is of great interest to the PEI-TSC. As a partner with On the Move, the PEI-TSC will collaborate with researchers to connect and converse with a sample of the full-time long-haul truckers who are resident on PEI, and with their teenage children, to become better informed about the challenges facing young people, but also women and immigrants in particular, as they consider trucking as a potential career. This research will play an important role for the PEI-TSC, as well as some of its other provincial, regional, and national counterparts, to better gauge the impact that mobility plays on the current driver workforce, information that will be vital to addressing the future needs of the industry in terms of recruiting and retention.
Partner representative: Brian Oulton, Executive Director, PEI-TSC
Partner website: www.peitsc.caTop ^