SLATE Announces Trucking Industry Information Session For Veterans

Trucking companies present career and training opportunities to veterans and all potential truck drivers

August 8, 2012 | 2 min reading time

Veterans had an opportunity to participate in a transportation industry job market information session today, Wednesday, August 8, from 10am to 1pm at MTC Truck Driver Training Center. SLATE Missouri Career Centers (SLATE MCC) has partnered with MTC and Show-Me Heroes, a program designed to assist returning Veteran's entering the job market, to provide this training.

Trucking industry experts spoke about in-demand skills and experiences, appropriate job openings based on skill level, on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs, driver training requirements and how prior experience may translate into current jobs, Department of Transportation requirements and the sharing of job openings within the industry.

Mayor Francis G. Slay said, "It's important to make these types of information sessions available to our community's Veterans. Many of them have valuable skills from their service in the military and need to know how to transition that work into civilian jobs."

Transportation Industry Sector jobs are predicted to grow significantly between now and 2016. These positions span the transportation needs of all industries, including healthcare, retail, trucking, manufacturing, and government. They include over-the-road and local drivers, warehousing, logistics, shipping and receiving and terminal services.

The information session also assisted Veterans in learning valuable job search tips and techniques, and expanded their network of valuable contacts.

For additional information about other programs and workshops offered to job seekers at SLATE Missouri Career Center, please see our website, www.stlworks.com.

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