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Training Center Manager

First things First: Who are we? 

Twice the size of our next largest competitor, First Student is the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America. Every day, we complete 5 million student journeys, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. 


About the Position 

 The Training Center Manager will oversee the Region’s training centers and to ensure following best practices vigorously and
collaborating with each other. Recruitment and retention are the key areas of this role to help all
locations around the region.

Training Center Manager Responsibilities: 

  •  Runs recruiting workshops in all Area markets. Conducts follow-up meetings to assess progress. Ensures that plans are in place and that best practices are employed across the region.
  • Manages driver hiring and training programs. Trains drivers, driver instructors, Location Managers, Location Safety Managers, and/or other location employees with respect to driver hiring, safety, and regulatory compliance.
  • Interviews driver candidates and selects drivers, based on LM approval and/or supervises employees performing this function.
  • Designs and/or delivers training to drivers. Training may include classroom, skills, or on-the-road formats and/or supervising employees engaged in this function.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and Company policy. 
  • Other duties as required.

Training Center Manager Qualifications:  

  •  High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 4 to 6 years of previous transportation safety management experience or related experience.
  • 2 to 4 years of training experience
  • Knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations regarding safety and environmental issues
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
  • Good verbal, written, and relational communication skills, with the ability to appropriately interact with employees of all levels including drivers, customers, senior management, client representatives, union officials, and the general public
  • Fluent in English.
  • Demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
  • Possess a working vehicle to travel within the service area as needed.

First for a Reason  


We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we’re stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We’re committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First in your community, you’ll have a positive impact on others. 


Apply today and get your career on the road with First Student!  

We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce therefore all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer and by doing so we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.

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26053 - New England Region Ovhd (MA Training Center)
68 Industrial Blvd, Hanson, Massachusetts, United States, 02341
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    First Student
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    Full Time
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