Have you seen the ads in the paper, online or the job listings links even on this very website? Ever wondered what it would be like to be able to apply for one of those CDL tractor trailer jobs and get the training required to be able to submit your application?
The Teamsters Driving School is proud to announce that we are making that dream a reality. The school was recently awarded a Real Jobs RI grant and we are the only school in Rhode Island that is part of the transportation sector and this exciting opportunity. The school has partnered up with some very prominent employers in the area and they include, YRC, ABF, New Penn, DMS, Centrex and the IBEW local 99. We are far from finished with recruiting other employers within the state and just outside the state line. The driver shortage is becoming a reality and no longer just a report done by the ATA back in 2015 and these employers are starting to recognize this.
This past June when the school took the opportunity to write the proposal for this grant we knew that there would be successful outcomes with this program. This State/Federal grant is structured in such a way that we are able to work closely with these and future employers to fill their ever changing needs in a very fast paced and demanding industry. As the lead we are able to convene these employers and others within the industry along with other grantees to see that residents of Rhode Island and the surrounding communities have an opportunity to participate in this program. This program provides a pipeline for those employers to fill those positions upon completion.
The Teamsters have always believed in the hard working middle class and this is no different. When the proposal was written we wanted to make getting a CDL very affordable with very little out of pocket expense. Just like with the NetworkRI WIOA grant, tuition is covered and the only cost to you the prospective trainee is the applicable DMV permit licensing fees and road test. The school does require a drug screen and DOT physical which can be done the first Monday of every month (date and time is located on the bottom right of the page) Space for this program is limited on a yearly basis but can be adjusted depending on the demand of the local employers.
Training at the Teamsters Local 251 Driving School has never been easier. If you are interested in this opportunity email or call the school for further information by clicking on the links below.