Steering a New Path
Hard Outcomes: Previously incarcerated and under-employed people receive training and career placement as drivers in the construction industry. After an 8-week program, drivers embark on a career with one of many affiliated trades employers — all providing a great starting wage, health and retirement benefits.
Objectives: Fill critically needed positions as licensed drivers in Central Ohio’s construction industry while creating true economic mobility for people struggling with poverty. Working in association with the teamsters union to create a clear path for participants to earn their Class A CDL and grow their earning power.
Approach: Recruit, screen and enroll eligible participants, age 18 and up, obtain their Commercial Driver’s Licenses. Applicants cannot have more than 6 points on their driver’s license or a DUI in the past three years, in addition to passing a drug and background check. Applicants already possessing a temporary CDL will have priority consideration. Participants can also access other needed services and coaching – from financial education to cognitive behavioral techniques.