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15,000 employees reach training milestone at CN campuses Fifteen-thousand CN employees have completed a range of training programs at the railway’s two education campuses since they opened in 2014. CN also unveiled plans to provide customer safety training under its new CN Campus Partnership Program. CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau said, “CN attaining the milestone of training 15,000 employees at our two campuses reflects the re-engineering of how CN hires a new generation of railroaders and upgrades the skills of current ones. Sustaining a skilled employee base and instilling a strong safety culture in our ranks are critical priorities for CN as it builds for the future.” “In the next stage of CN’s training evolution, we will offer safety-focused courses to our largest carload customers at our Winnipeg training campus starting this May. The CN Campus

Partnership Program courses will deal with track, basic rail safety and the requirements of safe switching operations,” Mongeau said. “We plan to roll out a similar customer program at our U.S. campus in suburban Chicago in the near future,” Mongeau said. “Our target audiences will eventually include smaller carload customers, short line railways and intermodal customers. We think this kind of collaboration will help ensure safer operations throughout the entire

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railway supply chain and instill the same safety mindset CN has among its customer base.” “CN adopted a new innovative approach to employee training when it embarked on its workforce renewal program six years ago. With the launch of that program, CN began to realize it needed more integrated and sophisticated employee training methods. As a result, CN built two new training centers at a total cost of C$60 million,” Mongeau said.

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