The MTP is fortunate to have a team of experienced, dedicated, volunteer instructors to ensure students have the best possible experience when training with the OSC. The main thing our instructors have in common is their love of motorcycling and desire to share their knowledge and experiences with others.
As our programs are intensive, our instructors must meet certain qualifications:
MTP instructors are active motorcyclists. Many own more than one motorcycle and ride many thousands of kilometres per year. The majority are active in other motorcycling activities such as clubs or racing. It is also required that they maintain a good driving record.
Before being certified by the Canada Safety Council, MTP instructors have extensive training. This includes principles of adult education, the course training approach and curriculum, and their own riding skills. They are also required to complete AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability) training.
Our instructors have standard First Aid and CPR training, and are re-certified every two years.
Your instructors are experienced with the courses they teach. They must teach a minimum number of MTP courses annually to remain certified. This means, among other things, that our instructors are constantly riding our course bikes, practicing the same techniques they teach, and taking the same evaluations required of students. Our instructor group has over 25,000 cumulative hours experience in teaching the Gearing Up program alone.
If you are an experienced motorcycle rider and want to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with others as well as forming connections with like-minded individuals, then consider volunteering with the MTP.
OSC thanks the following companies for continued support of our Motorcycle Training Program!
- General Dynamics Canada
- Kanata Research Park Corporation