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Breaking down barriers in motive power education in Canada

Since 1995 we have brought educators together from across Canada to share best practices and discuss challenges that we face in motive power education. We represent colleges and institutes specializing in motive power, to government, business, and industry both in Canada and internationally.

What is motive power education in 2019? 

Post secondary education in the fields of automotive, trucks and trailers, heavy duty equipment, buses, motorcycles, airplanes, as well as management / operations / logistics training.

Today CAMPE remains a national voluntary membership independent organization increasing its membership and the sphere of activities related to the motive power industry.


The Canadian Association of Motive Power Educators is an innovative network which promotes flexible, high quality and cost effective education, training and services to meet the needs of the Motive Power Industry.


  • To provide consistent quality, practical, technical, service and management programs which meets or exceed national standards

  • To enhance the quality of education and training through effective professional development services for instructional staff

  • To liaise with industry and associations on matters pertaining to educational needs in the motive power industry

  • To provide an integrated system for the development of human resources in the motive powerindustry

  • To provide relevant upgrading programs for the motive power industry

  • To develop and share resources among association members

  • To promote the combined capabilities of the Association to the private sector, government agencies, and other educational systems

  • To provide leadership in promoting access to motive power career opportunities for equity groups

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