During this free, online session, participants will learn about FleetForce’s Commerical Driver’s License training program and job opportunities in the high-demand field of trucking. Guests include representatives from the Florida Trucking Association, Fleetforce Truck Driving School, and Argos.
(October 26, 2022) Although trucking has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, more and more women are choosing professional truck driving as a career. Between 2010 and 2019, the number of women truck drivers in the U.S. increased by 68 percent. Lucrative pay packages, travel opportunities, and autonomy on the job are just some of the reasons more women are embracing this career. Area residents can learn more about the trucking industry at the Women’s Resource Center’s free online session, “Careers in Trucking.” Speakers include Alix Miller, president and CEO of the Florida Trucking Association; Tra Williams, owner and president of Fleetforce Truck Driving School; and Annabelle Fernandez, a talent acquisition specialist for Argos, a local company that creates cement construction products and has driver positions available. The event is part of the Women’s Resource Center’s Career Connections program, which links women to quality jobs, educational opportunities, and funded training programs. The free session is November 9, at noon. Register at mywrc.org/FundEdu or call (941) 256-9721.
During this session, participants will learn about FleetForce’s Commercial Drivers License training programs, job placement, and its Pre Hire program, which matches aspiring drivers with potential employers who provide scholarships to obtain a CDL and a guaranteed post-graduation position.
“This is a tremendous opportunity,” says Lori Gentile, director of client services at the Women’s Resource Center. “New drivers can expect starting salaries between $40,000 and $60,000 annually and have the potential to earn over $100,000. No experience is necessary and new hires can start working in as little as four weeks.”
WRC offers robust career program initiatives, including free individual career coaching, resume preparation, interviewing skills, networking techniques, access to a local job list, and more. To learn more about the services available at WRC, please call 941-256-9721 or visit mywrc.org.
About the Women’s Resource Center:
For more than 40 years, the Women’s Resource Center has been dedicated to engaging, educating, enriching, and empowering women of all generations and socioeconomic levels. Today, WRC serves thousands of women and families in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Its vision is to provide unique strategies and programs that strengthen women through life’s transitions and provide balance, confidence, and determination, which meet their immediate needs and provide hope for the future. To learn more, visit www.MyWRC.org.