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EAB Approved Schools Conference …

EAB Approved Schools Conference
November 19, 2009
"Success for Students and Schools in a Challenging Economy"
Sub-Topic: Student Retention


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  • 1. EAB APPROVED SCHOOLS CONFERENCE November 19 th , 2009
  • 2. Our School
    • Founded in 1996
    • Teen, Adult, CDL Truck Driving Training
    • 2 classroom locations in Milwaukee, WI
    • CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) Program started in 2007
    • 10 full time instructors
    • 4 full time CDL Instructors
  • 3. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
    • Class A CDL allows the person to drive Commercial Motor Vehicles (heavy trucks, trailers…etc.)
    • CDL Training is done at our North Side location in Milwaukee. (5200 W. Mill Road)
    • 4 different CDL Training Programs to meet different needs.
  • 4. 169-hour CDL Program
    • Lasts for 10-12 weeks. (class + driving)
    • Haz-Mat, Double-Triple, Tank, Passenger Endorsements.
    • Graduates receive Entry Level Driver Training Certificate.
    • Employment opportunities in trucking industry
  • 5. Last Year
    • 25 CDL Training students in June 2008-June 2009.
    • 18 completed and got their Entry Level Training Certificate and Class A CDL. 2 continued through the next year.
    • 12 employed as truck drivers in trucking companies.
    • 5 dropped out.
  • 6. Our Students
    • Lower socio-economic levels
    • Minorities (African American, Hispanic)
    • Training costs are covered by the WI State through WIA Program
    • Receive Unemployment Benefits
    • Occasional problems with law enforcement agencies
  • 7. Common Student Problems
    • Financial Problems
      • Inadequate Financial Resources
      • Ineligibility for loans
    • Lack of Motivation to find a job
      • Extended Unemployment Benefits
      • Not willing to relocate
  • 8. Common Student Problems
    • Specific to Student Background
      • African American :
        • Law Enforcement
        • Family Problems
      • Hispanic :
        • Language
        • Immigration Documents
  • 9.
    • Classroom environment
      • New curriculum with longer classroom hours improved student retention.
      • Better preparation for tests. Chance to ask many questions.
      • Small size of group helped development of a friendly environment.
    Our Solutions
  • 10. Our Solutions
    • Individualized Training
      • Tests in Spanish language.
      • English-Spanish flash cards to help student learn important English words.
      • Flexible schedule.
      • Student-teacher discussions about study materials, as well as career goals.
  • 11. Our Solutions
    • Hands-on activities, interesting class
      • Wooden, plastic toy trucks used in classroom instruction.
      • Encourage group work, pair students. “Buddy system”.
      • Lada Driver School, LLC t-shirt.
  • 12. Our Solutions
    • Career Opportunities
      • Evoke curiosity to know more about professional truck driving environment
      • Inform about career opportunities after completing the training
      • Individualized career advice and job search
  • 13.
    • Thank You
    • Lada Driver School, LLC
    • 5200 W. Mill Road
    • Milwaukee, WI 53218
    • 414-906 0652
    • www.ladadriverschool.com

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