NewsBlack-Owned Company Trains Mississippi Women To Drive Trucks

Black-Owned Company Trains Mississippi Women To Drive Trucks

0
Courtesy of Pexels

Black women in Mississippi are learning how to drive the big trucks.

Willie Jones, president and CEO of DSC Training Academy, shows these women how to enter the transportation industry by providing educational and hands-on training through her truck driving school in Jackson.
Public News Service reported that the demand in the truck driving industry is high, especially for Mississippi, which relies heavily on trucks to deliver everyday goods.

Jones said a career in the trucking business offers equitable pay for women drivers.
“As long as you’re able to drive that truck and get that freight from point A to point B, your pay is going to be equal to the men that are out there,” said Jones.

Women who train through her academy are matched based on personal and professional goals. A new training initiative is in the works for DSC that will offer students who are mothers mentorship, mental health, and other resources.

“We’re very excited to have a new program that we’re getting ready to launch at DSC called ‘Mississippi Women in Trucking,’” said Jones.

Jones said Mississippi offers workforce training dollars for women to pursue jobs that will increase their wages. Graduates from her academy are well-prepared to thrive in the transportation market.

RELATED CONTENT: Mississippi Does Not Have Enough Black Doctors, This Medical Student Wants To Change That

Source: Black Enterprise

Black Woman Who Survived a Plane Crash Earns Masters Degree in Business

Nationwide — Meet Kechi Okwuchi, a survivor of a devastating plane crash in Nigeria, who years later, successfully earned her Master of Business Administration...

The Donny Hathaway Legacy Project Sponsors Tribute to Donny Hathaway Produced by Brother Let’s Talk in Partnership with Birmingham Cares

Event Celebrates the Music Icon’s Legacy and Highlights Mental Health Awareness Month Donnita Hathaway, founder of The Donny Hathaway Legacy Project Nationwide — Donnita Hathaway, daughter...

Founder Launches New Social Media App Called ‘BlackListed’ to Empower Black Community Through Networking

Channing Bell, a visionary African American woman with over a decade of experience in product management across the technology and oil and gas sectors,...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

Newsletter

Don't miss