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Three Rivers College recently received a school bus as part of a potential new, four-week-long driver training program. 

The training program is still being planned, but if approved, those interested in becoming a school bus driver can sign up by contacting the TRC Workforce Development Department or any school they hope to drive for. The four-week course will include theory, classroom time, and behind-the-wheel training. Upon successful completion of the program, drivers will have earned their CDL license with school bus and passenger endorsements and can be hired as a Certified Bus Driver. 

“There’s a desperate need for bus drivers in our region,” said Leann Clark, Three Rivers Director of Workforce Development. 

The bus was donated by the South Central Missouri Community Action Agency. 

“We use bus drivers to pick up and take home Head Start kids, so we are hoping it’s going to be a good, cooperative relationship,” said SCMCAA Executive Director Ann Smith. 

Added Clark, “We are excited and appreciative of the bus donation, and it’s going to serve a tremendous need in the region.” 

For more information, contact Clark at, or 573-840-9682. 

Three Rivers College is committed to contributing to the quality of life in Southeast Missouri with quality, affordable higher education opportunities and community services that support and encourage the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the region. For more information about college and workforce programs and upcoming events, visit 

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