Delta Sand & Gravel looking for a new generation of workers

Students as young as 18 can join Delta's mentorship program and get training in sand or gravel.

Posted: May 1, 2019 5:08 PM
Updated: May 1, 2019 5:22 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- After 89 years in business, Delta Sand & Gravel is looking for a new generation of workers.

Their mentorship program trains students 18 years old or older without experience in sand or gravel.

Supervisors from different departments interview the students and place them in the area that fits them best. The length of training depends on the student’s ability to learn, one company official said.

“I graduated in 2016,” trainee Zack Vanloon said. “I went to college for two years, decided I didn’t know what I wanted to do and started working here just about two months ago. It’s been amazing, really. It’s allowed me to get back on my feet. I’m learning a lot and making good money while doing it."

Students start out making $14 to $15 an hour, and pay gradually increases over time.

Delta highly encourages women to apply as well.

For more information about careers at Delta, click here.

KEZI 9 News is partnering with industry leaders in our area to address the lack of workers for skilled jobs. To learn more about our "Skilled to Work" campaign, click here.

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