Transportation Staff Recruiting & Training Strategies Webinar
Date: 03/08/2023, 12 p.m.
Cost: Member - $0 | Non-Member - $55.00
The webinar on how to recruit and retain school transportation professionals will provide attendees with the better insight and skills needed to effectively attract and retain qualified drivers for their school transportation departments. Participants will learn about strategies for recruiting candidates, effective interview techniques, and how to create a positive work environment that encourages employee retention. The session will cover topics such as utilizing social media and other recruitment channels, hiring incentives, and efficient onboarding of new drivers. Attendees will also learn about ways to promote a positive and supportive work environment that fosters employee retention, including providing ongoing training and professional development opportunities. This webinar will be led by Randy Snyder, Transportation Manager, with Westerville City Schools. He is also Vice President of the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation (OAPT).
Transportation Manager, Westerville City Schools & OAPT Past President
Randy Snyder is Transportation Manager for Westerville City Schools, accountable for the overall transportation operation of the district, which is located in Central Ohio. Mr. Snyder has almost twenty years of experience in pupil transportation of which eighteen have been in administration and department management. Westerville’s transportation department is comprised of 101 school bus routes, twenty MyVan routes that serve students with specialized transportation needs, four office support staff, eight mechanics, and three assistant managers.
Mr. Snyder believes that a safe and successful transportation operation must include excellent recruiting, training, equipping, and the empowering of its employees. Transportation professionals play a vital role in the educational process and are important members of the communities in which they serve. He also believes that all school business professionals should seek to better understand their district’s transportation operations and find ways to support and encourage their team members whose charge is to oversee their transportation operations.
Currently, Mr. Snyder serves as Immediate Past President of the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation (OAPT). He continues to serve as the communication and technology committee chair and serves as the election committee chair. Along with the other OAPT Board members, he helped lead their association and its members through the COVID-19 pandemic.