The next generation trade school provides high-tech education and student compensation. - Photo: Republic Services

The next generation trade school provides high-tech education and student compensation.

Photo: Republic Services

Republic Services has unveiled its Technical Institute, a diesel technician training program. As the need for skilled workers continues to increase, this investment offers training, fully compensating students during the 12-week program. Graduates will immediately begin full-time work, joining Republic’s 35,000 employees at one of its 180 local business units. The 76,000 sq.-ft. facility is located in Dallas.

The training program was developed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and Lincoln Tech, a provider of post-secondary education for auto, diesel, and skilled trades, to address the national diesel tech shortage. The program also features life skills training designed to support leadership development, inclusion, and diversity, and overall student wellness.

Republic Services covers all costs, including tuition, travel, and lodging during the training for those who qualify – and participants are compensated throughout 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 is targeting a candidate pool that includes veterans looking to re-enter the civilian workforce, recent high school graduates, and individuals from underserved areas.

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