CROSSROADS Training Academy entered the Barrie market as the result of the shrewd observation by then CROSSROADS office manager, Diane Austin who had relocated to Barrie with her spouse. Diane’s business acumen quickly saw the opportunity for a quality truck training school in the region. As a result, she was instrumental in bringing CROSSROADS Truck Training Academy to Simcoe County & Central Ontario. In 2004 CROSSROADS Training Academy Barrie opened, and became a Private Career College under the Private Career College Act of 2005. It flourished under the leadership of owners Diane Austin and Read Conley, and to date, has trained over 2000 entry level commercial drivers.
In 2012 we realized that drivers and employers needed more. Technology is constantly changing and becoming more complex. Government and corporate policies change and require more of the driver/operator. Skills that are not practiced and honed become dull – the result can be a “negative motor vehicle incident”. CROSSROADS Training Academy of Barrie has developed several courses and offers programs which prepare new drivers for the road, help experienced professional drivers improve their skills and assists companies in meeting the demands of the most recent technological and regulatory changes.
Additionally, to better serve the growing demands of the industry and the changing needs of today’s student, we have:
Hired new trainers
Increased the number of Air Brake Courses
Offer evening and weekend training