The Canadian Training Institute, Bay Roberts located on the Access Road. They offer commercial driving instruction and heavy equipment operator instruction. The training school is an excellent fit for a town that has a number of wholesale businesses that transport goods using the Trans Canada Highway. It it also very necessary at a time when the demand for long haul truckers is increasing. In a report released in late February, 2013, the Conference Board of Canada said that 24 per cent of trucking firms reported a shortage of staff. As a result, companies are working aggressively to attract recruits, offering then more competitive benefit packages; flexible work schedules; and even allowing drivers to bring their families along for the trip.
"At Coley's Point Primary we are dedicated to inspiring and creating life-long learners in a nurturing, supportive,inclusive environment where all children are challenged and valued. The mission of Coley's Point Primary is to teach young children the importance of respect and responsibility in creating a learning environment where success is measured by academic growth and happy faces. "
Joy Brown, the former Principal of Coley's Point Primary was named one of Canada's outstanding principals for 2013 by the Learning Partnership, a national charitable organization dedicated to championing a strong public education system in Canada.
The Bay Roberts Town Council has given full support to building a new primary school. In the March Provincial Budget, Coley's Point Primary was mentioned as a priority.
(l-r)Mayor Phillip Wood, Former Principal Joy Brown, and school council members Lynn Clarke and Teri Parsons. (Photo from The Compass)