After returning from 3 months of the mentor program with a trucking carrier, Vanessa Abdin landed another job locally! “I just enjoyed the driving!” she explained to us. Over the duration of her time, she saw Georgia, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and all over the Midwest. “I finally got to see all over my home state!” Vanessa is from Texas. The most beautiful thing she saw was the Rocky Mountains, she described to us. “It’s a whole new world!”
“This will probably crack Ken up but she said I was a natural at backing up!” Vanessa mentioned what her mentor said about her driving.
Now she’s working for school services driving a bus locally to help disabled children. She went on her own to obtain a passenger endorsement and picked up the job recently. On top of that requirement, her class A license made her competitive among the rest of the applicants. It is also getting her higher wages than those without the class A license at her company. “Having a clean record really helps,” added Vanessa. “I feel so good about this bus driving.”
“Ken,” she told her CCS instructor, “you’d be so proud of me, I can drive anything now!” He said, “You’ll never forget what you experienced out there.”
“I’d do it again, thank you,” she replied.
Vanessa’s first story: Pre-Hired Before Completing