October 25 — Republic Services, Inc., a leader in the environmental services industry, on Monday unveiled its Technical Institute, the industry’s first-ever diesel technician training program. As the need for skilled workers continues to increase, this investment provides top-notch training, fully paying students during the 12-week program. Graduates will immediately begin working full time, joining Republic’s 35,000 employees in one of its 180 local business units. The state-of-the-art 76,000 square foot facility is located in Dallas.
The training program was developed in partnership with the United States Department of Labor and Lincoln Tech, the leader in post-secondary education for the automotive, diesel and skilled trades, to address the nation’s shortage of diesel technology . The program also offers life skills training that is designed to support leadership development, inclusion and diversity, as well as the general well-being of students. This holistic approach is a unique differentiator that will further engage students in their education and position them for success in their personal lives.
“The Republic Services Tech Institute is an investment in our people, further demonstrating our commitment to being the place where the best people come to work,” said Jon Vander Ark, President and CEO. “We look forward to welcoming these new graduates as they contribute to our highly skilled workforce.
Republic Services covers all costs, including tuition, travel, and accommodation during training for those who qualify – and participants are compensated for the duration of the program. Following the 12-week program, graduates will be offered full-time technician positions in one of the 45 states in which Republic operates, performing ongoing maintenance and critical repairs. Graduates will receive a competitive salary and health insurance benefits, 401 (k) benefits, and paid time off.
In its mission to support an inclusive and diverse workforce, Republic targets a candidate pool that includes veterans looking to re-enter the civilian workforce, recent high school graduates, and people from underserved areas. “Our country is facing a serious shortage of skilled technicians, which has only worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Scott Shaw, president and CEO of Lincoln Tech. As a professional training leader for 75 years, Lincoln Tech is excited to partner with Republic Services to fill the skills gap with this comprehensive hands-on diesel training program. In order to compete and grow, businesses across the country will need to become more involved in developing their workforce, and Republic Services is clearly demonstrating its leadership and commitment in this area. “
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