A Cape Breton-based college has announced plans to open a new training campus on Nova Scotia’s South Shore to train professional truck drivers.

McKenzie College is set to offer its first seven-week truck-forklift operator program in Bridgewater on March 19.

The college says it expects to announce additional program start dates for the new campus pending approval from the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.

McKenzie College was founded in 1988 and currently offers programs in business, arts and technology, driving and transportation and English-language training.