Train For A Career As An HRT Bus Operator

HRT Bus

DriveNOW is a program that prepares Hampton Roads residents for a career as a Bus Operator with Hampton Roads Transit.

The program, entirely free for eligible participants, is a partnership among Norfolk Works, Tidewater Community College, and HRT to offer training that will equip residents with a learners Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), a Virginia Career Readiness Certificate, and customer service and workplace essential skills.

The DriveNOW Job Skills Training Program (JSTP) classes will be held Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After successful completion of the Job Skills Training Program, participants will receive additional on the job training required to earn a CDL Class B license and start full-time employment with HRT as a Bus Operator Trainee. Once hired as Bus Operator Trainees, participants will receive additional training.

  • $14.55/hour (starting wage)
    • Pay increases
    • Top rate of $21.26/hour
  • 40 hours guaranteed after program completion
  • Training for CDL Permit & CDL B License
  • Excellent Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement/Career Growth
  • Uniform Allowance

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DRIVENOW PROGRAM OR FOR ASSISTANCE WITH THE APPLICATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

NORFOLK WORKS’ Job Resource Center
100 Bank St. Norfolk
(757) 763-6064

Norfolk Works: WebsiteAddress

Applications accepted until November 25, 2019
  • Complete the application
  • Participants must reside in Hampton Roads
Employment Requirements
  • Valid VA Driver’s License (issued on or before 12/02/2017)
  • GED or High School Diploma or passing TABE testing score (testing provided)
  • Drug screening
  • Criminal background check (no pending charges or convictions of any barrier crimes)
  • Ability to meet the required Medical Examiner’s criteria
  • Not failed the CDL Learners Permit test more than one time
  • Must have active driver’s license for at least two years (issued on or before 12/02/2017)
  • No DWI/DUI convictions within the last 5 years
  • Must be willing to work overnight, weekends, holidays, split shifts and during inclement weather

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