If you think you would like to be a bus driver, you can get some job training in Jefferson County and it will not cost you a dime. Thanks to federal dollars, Jefferson County's workforce development is offering a training program so people can get their commerical driver's license.
Today, Jefferson County Commissioner Sandra Little Brown along with Perry Ward, the President of Lawson State, announced the program. It is a three week program offered at no cost to participants. After the completion of the course, people will have the chance to compete for jobs at School Transportation Solutions, which has contracts with area school systems, the transit authority and other bus lines.
Commissioner Brown sees this has an opportunity to increase the number of skilled workforce in the county.
"We are losing jobs here at Jefferson County. We also lost Merida Bread. We are trying to grow jobs back in the economy so it can be a great impact," said Brown.
If you are eligible under the workforce guidelines, you can apply at the Jefferson County Economic Development Department or at Lawson State Community College. The first class is expecting about 15 and could grow after that.
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