Truck school offers job placement assistance for drivers

In Oregon and across the country, the need for more truck drivers is on the rise, but the number of people entering the field is staying the same.

Posted: Aug 12, 2019 7:04 PM
Updated: Aug 12, 2019 7:04 PM

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againt the new rules. here in oregon and across the country... the need for more truck drivers is increasing while the number of people entering the field is staying the same. kezi is partnering with employers in our area... to address the lack of workers for skilled jobs. in our skilled to work: don edwards at i-i- t-r in creswell says that over the years... truck drivers have become increasingly higher in demand. he teaches a month long course that costs about 5 thousand dollars. he says they have great partners in the community like oregon vocational rehabilitation... and the v-a -- that help with financial aid. they also offer job placement -- which he says is the easiest part of the whole process. he says if you want a job the day after you're done with your training... it can be done. job placement is over 90 percent right now. don edwards: "worksource lane helps us a lot and they do what called a 'special grant' w- i-o-a scholarship 'workforce investment op;postunity act and they help a lot with the majority of the funding... it's a 45-hundred dollar grant." edwards says the starting wages for truck drivers begin anywhere from 17 to 22 dollars an hour. he says places like food services of america and umpqua dairy products always seem to be hiring. he said the challenge is getting younger people to join the industry, but he says that over time he hopes more people find the
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