Today’s hiring challenges demand a well-rounded approach. By recruiting at trade schools, portable restroom operators can find motivated graduates ready to apply their knowledge. Vocational training programs teach hands-on skills based on best practices and the latest industry insights.
In addition, since most technical institutions focus on job-specific training, reducing your new hire training costs is possible. Learn how to source job candidates from trade schools to increase and improve your workforce.
Trade schools, also known as vocational training programs or technical schools, prepare students for specific job roles, such as CDL (commercial driver’s license) drivers or truck mechanics. The programs focus on relevant job training instead of general education courses typically required for a two-year Associate’s or four-year Bachelor’s degree. A trade school may be a standalone institution like Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) or be part of a community college.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 36% of recent associate’s degree recipients in the United States (ages 20 to 29) completed a vocational program in 2022. Students may participate in paid internships while in school and many secure positions before graduation.
CDL drivers, truck mechanics, and certified administrative professionals (CAPs) can bring their expertise to your portable restroom company. They’ve worked hard to complete a fast-paced technical program in their chosen field. And new graduates are ready to apply their skills in the workforce.
The advantages of hiring vocational training graduates include:
With more than 7,000 trade and technical schools in the U.S., most PROs can find a trade school nearby. Likewise, Europe and other countries offer vocational training, and the European Vocational Training Association (EVTA) is an excellent place to start your search. Alternatively, speak with local community colleges, as many offer specialized technical programs or house trade schools within their campus.
After finding a trade school, consider forming an educational partnership that involves:
Portable sanitation jobs are well-suited for trade school graduates. Developing relationships with local institutions can enhance your employee retention and recruiting strategy and is worth considering as part of your long-term plan.
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