Interstate Truck Driving School hosted officials from Federal, State, and local agencies today to shed light on the strong demand for truck drivers creating significant job opportunities for thousands of people. Bill Collins, owner of Interstate Truck Driving School, invited representatives from Senator Franken’s office to let him know how successful the federal Workforce Investment funds are at assisting people to obtain employment with livable wages. Senator Franken has worked very hard to represent the middle class and Mr. Collins wanted to reach out to the Senator and thank him for his commitment to hard working people.
Dan Solomon, Field Representative and Matt Croaston, Constituent Service Representative from Senator Al Franken’s office were in attendance along with South St. Paul Mayor Beth Baumann. Deb Carlson, Driver Exam Program Manager, and Don Hoechst, Driver Education Coordinator from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety were also able to attend.
Brian Schafer from Schneider National was meeting with about 30 students explaining job opportunities with Schneider when the group visited. Collins gave the group a tour of his facility and showed off the latest technology utilized by Interstate Truck Driving School with a very sophisticated Truck Driving Simulator from Advanced Training Systems in Tampa Florida.
“I am grateful to see so many public agencies working hand in hand with the private sector toward a common good” Collins commented to the group. Bill will be reaching out to other state and federal officials in the future to keep the communication lines open and continue to provide job opportunities for Minnesotans.