Helping Canadians get back to work.

Central Training Academy

P.O. Box 400 6 Third Ave, Badger NL

Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Student Aid NL
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships


Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Skilled Trades, Auto, Fire Programs

  • You will be trained professionally to operate commercial vehicles safely and responsibility. This field is in high demand by all industries and sectors across the country. There are not enough drivers to meet the needs of employers. This field provides competitive wages and benefits from employer to employer. This program will train you to interpret highway traffic laws and safety codes, vehicle regulations, maintain a safe work environment, vehicle  inspection, vehicle maneuvering and operation, hauling, positioning, use of road maps and driver daily logs, and truck maintenance. Come and step on board for a new exciting career as a class 01 driver!
    • Valid class 05 licence (wiith 2 years experience)
    • Class 01 medical
    • Drivers Abstract
    • Level III or equivalent, or mature student.
  • This training allows you to operate the tandem truck with respect to various codes and regulations. You will be trained to inspect, gear shifting,  manoeurvring, positioning, hauling, and most important - "Safe Handling". With a huge amount of construction ongoing throughout our province and country today, there is an endless need for class 03 operators. Many  contractors, mine companies, government departments, oil companies and so on, all require class 03 operators. Each employer provides a competitive  wage, which broaden's each operator's horizons.
    • Valid Class 05 licence (wiith 2 years experience)
    • Class 03 medical
    • Drivers Abstract
    • Level III or equivalent, or mature student.
  • This exciting field is in great demand across country. Get professional training on Excavator, Grader, Dozer, Loader, Tandem Dump Truck and Tractor-Loader-Backhoe. Its an extensive training program in equipment operation safety, equipment maintenance, regulations and emergency procedures and planning strategies. Right now, employers are in high demand for these skilled trades persons. This highly demanding field offers competitive wages in industries such as construction, mining, oil fields, quarrying and sand pits just name a few. Jump on now, for a hands-on training experience in the latest model equipment.
    • Class 03 MDR Drivers medical
    • Drivers Abstract
    • Level III or equivalent, or mature student.
    • Valid Class 05 Driver's License (2 years experience)
    Equipment (Choice of 3):
    • Excavator, Front End Loader, Bulldozer, Grader, Tandem Dump Truck, and  Tractor-Loader-Backhoe
  • This program provides students will provide you with the skill and knowledge that is required for employment in this mechanic field. You will learn to  diagnose problems, identify causes of these problems, dismantle and overhaul components, repair defects, reassemble equipment, and make any  adjustments that are required. You'll also learn specialized tools and equipment, diagnosing devices, and are trained in good safety habits. Labour market statistics show a high employment rate in this field of training with earnings growing 2-5 years after graduation. Wage levels for the Truck  & Transport Mechanic field vary, but it has a relatively higher wage average than other occupation in similar trades. The demand continues to grow for this trade, Truck & Transport Mechanics are required to meet the needs of todays employers.

Badger Campus

For over 20 years Central Training Academy has been Newfoundland and Labradors' foremost professional driver training institution. Our programs are approved by the Goverment of Newfoundland & Labrador's department of education, and are taught by highly skilled instructors with many years of experience.

*All student funding, whether made available privately or through various government branches, is only approved to those who qualify, by the original source of funding. There are many criteria that each candidate must meet to be approved. Schools can only inform you of what may be available.