Transportation Apprenticeship Program
The purpose of the Apprenticeship Program is to ensure the professional development of Bus Drivers and Bus Assistants by providing relevant, educational and on the job training. Employees may earn increases to their salaries with successful completion of level requirements.
Some of the benefits to the staff will be:
- increased pay for a higher level of skills
- National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT) approved coursework
- increased knowledge and skills in pupil transportation
- no charge to the employee for coursework
The school system will benefit by having a highly qualified work force that will ensure safe transportation for students.
Who is eligible?
Any contracted employee, who is in good standing, is eligible to enroll. Employees must have at least a high school diploma or GED to participate in the program. Participation in the program is voluntary. If an employee chooses not to participate, he/she will continue to benefit from the standard pay scale.
How do I enroll?
Obtain an Apprenticeship Application Form from the Transportation office during the application period. Send the completed copy to the Transportation office. Please contact the Transportation office for application period dates.
Can I receive credit for prior coursework?
After review by the Transportation supervisor & the TNCC representative, credit may be given. Documentation/transcripts will be required. A passing grade of "C" or better will be required as a minimum before credit is given.
- The Apprentice is expected to maintain a passing grade, "C" or better in all courses.
- The Apprentice is expected to attend all scheduled courses. If an Apprentice has more than one (1) unexcused absence he/she will be removed from the program. The Apprentice is responsible for seeking approval for absences from the Transportation Supervisor and it is his/her responsibility to make up all work missed.
- If the Apprentice has any work performance issues or disciplinary occurrences while in the program it will result in the Apprentice being dropped from the program.
- The Apprentice is expected to be prepared for class and complete all required assignments by the due dates given. The Apprentice should contact the Transportation Supervisor immediately if unable to adhere to any deadlines.