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Lada Eab

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

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Lada Eab

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

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