FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2022
Contact: Katherine Trombetta
417-880-6306 or [email protected]
90-Day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge Aims to Recruit More Truck Drivers
To help meet critical supply chain needs by recruiting and training more truck drivers, the Missouri Job Center and the Missouri Department of Labor is hosting an informational session on creating apprenticeships in the trucking industry. The informational session is Wednesday, January 19, 10 a.m., at the Missouri Job Center, 2900 E. Sunshine in Springfield.
“The 90-Day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge is an initiative to promote registered apprenticeships as a solution to the nationwide truck driver shortage,” said Sally Payne, Director of Workforce Development for the City of Springfield. “This is a great opportunity for us to connect with employers, labor unions and industry associations to develop new registered apprenticeship programs in the transportation and logistics industry,” Payne added.
Representatives from both the Missouri Job Center and the Missouri Department of Labor will be on hand to discuss the advantages of the registered apprenticeship program which allows for paid on-the-job training as well as classroom instruction to get apprentices the training they need to be safe and effective truck drivers.
For more information, please contact Communications Coordinator Katherine Trombetta at 417-880-6306 or [email protected]
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