CT School Bus Driver Recruitment Week

Mon, August 1 – Sunday, August 7th, 2022

In an effort to help Connecticut school bus companies recruit new drivers, COSTA will be sponsoring School Bus Driver Recruitment Week the week of August 1-7th, 2022.

We will kick off the event with a press conference on Monday, August 1st at 11 a.m. at the M & J School Bus Yard in Old Saybrook.  The Commissioners of the Departments of Motor Vehicles and Education will join us to discuss how vital our school bus drivers are to our communities.  We will also hear from local school bus company representatives and drivers about how rewarding a career in school transportation can be.

We will be inviting media from across the state to attend this press event.  We will also be seeking support from the media during this weeklong endeavor to highlight local stories about the school bus companies and their drivers and the rewarding opportunities to transport our kids and serve our communities.  This is where you can be helpful:  Reach out to your local media (newspapers, television and radio stations and social media) to ask them to visit your facilities during this week and speak first hand with your drivers about what they enjoy about being a school bus driver and how they are making a positive impact on their communities.

We ask that you also reach out to your local school districts to make them aware of School Bus Driver Recruitment Week.  Ask them to pass along the names of any interested prospective drivers who contact the school district to you so you can follow up.  During the press conference, we will tell people who are interested in becoming school bus drivers to reach out directly to their local school transportation company or school district.  They can also contact COSTA if they don’t know the local school transportation representatives.  We will refer people to the appropriate transportation companies for their town.

Thank you for your assistance, and working together we hope we can attract a few more school bus drivers into the profession.

Questions?

CT Driver Recruitment Week Inquiry