Albany, Georgia – Albany Technical College will hold an interview and recruitment opportunity for recent graduates of the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program. This event will take place in the Career Development Center, located on the campus of Albany Tech, just off Lowe Road. The event will be held from 3pm to 6pm on Monday, July 23.

Steven Ray, Driver Development Manager, with Raven Transport and Terrence Henry, Georgia-Florida Field Recruiting Manager, with Schneider Trucking will be on hand to talk with prospective employees about opportunities with their companies.

Earlier this year, Albany Technical College, along with local industries and transportation carriers, “rolled out” the Albany Transportation Academy at Albany Technical College during a ceremony at the Albany-Dougherty County Government Center. The Albany Transportation Academy is designed to create a pool of trained, qualified employees to support the transportation industry and those industries that rely on efficient and cost-effective systems to move goods and services in our region.

Dr. Anthony Parker, President of Albany Technical College, reiterated that the Albany Transportation Academy at Albany Technical College helps graduates gain entry-level positions in the transportation industry and/or entrepreneurial opportunities through innovative and hands-on instructional approaches.

President Parker commented, “Albany Technical College is continuing efforts to connect industry employers with trained, qualified applicants resulting in a robust and sustainable workforce. This in turn creates a timely delivery system for talent and goods, resulting in economic growth for the region.”

According to an article in the April 26, 2018 USA Today, a severe shortage of truckers is pushing up freight costs and, in turn, nudging up retail prices. And this shortage is occasionally leading to late deliveries that leave store shelves empty. The crunch also is affecting corporate profits and the stock market as higher transportation costs impact company earnings. Occasionally, the driver shortage has forced manufacturers to shut down production if they don't receive raw materials in time.

Albany Technical College officials said their goal is for Albany Tech CDL graduates to find employment immediately after they complete training. Faculty and staff commented they partner with local industry to develop the best-trained and skilled employees that will be in demand, now and into the future.


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