Columbia Public Schools seeks school bus drivers
COLUMBIA - The school bus service used by Columbia Public Schools is looking for drivers.
Student Transportation of America will hold a hiring event at Hickman High School on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Event director John Jacob said, with the length of background checks and training, those interested can expect to be behind the wheel when school starts.
Jacob said Columbia has never done an event quite like this. He's hoping it will inspire people who may not otherwise think of school bus driving as a career.
"A lot of people have the fear of driving a bus because it's so big," he said.
The event will include a closed course for people wanting to test drive a bus. A trainer will help walk them through the ropes.
Trainers and safety managers will conduct on-site interviews.