MONTREAL, Que.– Groupe Morneau said it takes great pride in the appointment of David Morneau, Business Development Director at Morneau Eskimo, to the roles of Chairman of the Board at the Fondation pour la formation en transport routier and President of the Workforce Committee at l’Association du camionnage du Québec, thus taking over from Bernard Boutin, the Foundation’s Chairman from 2009 to 2012 and 2014 to 2015.
“The industry faces many workforce challenges; the Foundation develops strategies and supports initiatives that help to ensure a competent pool of human resources to create next generation of transport professionals. I want to thank Bernard Boutin for the exceptional work he has accomplished over the years, and for the trust he has placed in me by granting me the opportunity to pursue this challenge,” said David Morneau.
“Studies have demonstrated that our industry may be facing a labor shortage in the years ahead, across various trades and professions. This confirms the importance of putting strategies in place now that will address the shortage. In this respect, the work accomplished by the Foundation, and by the Workforce Committee will be very important,” said Marc Cadieux, President and CEO of the Association du camionnage du Québec.
Since 1992, the Foundation’s mission, together with its partners, includes awarding annual scholarships to vocational, collegiate, and university students in the field of transport, in order to stimulate a stronger interest in the freight industry. The Foundation works closely with various institutions and organizations to ensure the industry’s ability to successfully address recruitment challenges.