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GO Driver Program graduates third class in 14 Months

charlottesville area transit2Seven Charlottesville residents graduated from the GO Driver Program last week.

GO Driver is a five week training program that prepares city residents for a career as a Relief Bus Driver with Charlottesville City Schools Pupil Transportation and Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT). The program, entirely free for eligible participants, is a partnership among the City’s Office of Economic Development, Pupil Transportation, CAT, and Piedmont Virginia Community College to offer training that will equip residents with a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Learner’s Permit, as well as certificates in customer service, career readiness, and workplace essential skills.

All seven GO Driver graduates have been offered employment with Pupil Transportation and will begin work on Monday, December 21st.

GO Driver was established to meet the City’s goal of ensuring that there are appropriate training programs in place for a wide range of skill sets and backgrounds and to help connect residents to training within targeted industries.

This is the third group of students to graduate from GO Driver over the past fourteen months. To date, 26 City residents have graduated from the program, and all are currently employed or will be employed upon graduation, with CAT, Charlottesville City Schools Pupil Transportation, and/or JAUNT.

Two hour parking validation will be available for the Market Street and Water Street Parking Garage. For more information, please contact Hollie Lee at leeh@charlottesville.org or 434-970-3117.


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