School Bus Drivers Now Receiving State-Mandated Training Online as Additional Transportation Departments Adopt School Training Solutions’ Curriculum
PENSACOLA, Fla., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — School Training Solutions (STS) is expanding its online school bus driver training in Florida. Volusia, Monroe, Okeechobee, Charlotte, and Pinellas are the newest transportation departments to adopt School Training Solutions’ online curriculum. These counties join Wakulla, Holmes, Walton, Clay, Marion, DeSoto, Manatee, and Hendry, as well as counties in Missouri, Oklahoma, Iowa, Wyoming, and West Virginia as part of the STS online training community.
Greg Akins, Director of Transportation for Volusia County School District, has been impressed with the change. “It is a time saver and very cost-effective for us. Instead of tying up staff for several days of training, we have applicants take the online course, and then we supplement it with about a day and a half of our district specific policies and procedures,” he states. Akins also finds the online administrator access to reports and training records very beneficial: “It allows staff to keep track of each applicant’s progress and to offer coaching as needed.” Akin adds, “School Training Solutions’ staff is absolutely phenomenal with their support and immediate attention to our questions and needs.”
Patrick Willi, Director of School Training Solutions, remarks, “We are excited about the expansion of counties in Florida, as word is spreading about our online training. We remain committed to providing quality education to meet the in-service needs of school districts across the U.S.”
More and more counties are taking advantage of online training to satisfy state-mandated yearly in-service requirements for school bus drivers and support personnel. The benefits of online training are numerous when compared to traditional classroom training. The flexibility of online training allows participants to complete the training at their own pace and in their own time-frame. Documentation and reports are readily available, thus reducing the amount of paperwork and making it easier to track progress. Students receive instant feedback, and the presentation of information is consistent. Online training is also significantly less expensive than classroom instruction.
About School Training Solutions
School Training Solutions (STS), a division of Smart Horizons, is a comprehensive offering of online training organized to meet both state mandated in service training requirements and the professional development training needs of all school district employees. The STS catalog contains driver training for bus drivers and others operating school district vehicles, campus security, food services training, and professional development training for administrative, support, and teaching personnel. To learn more about School Training Solutions, please visit http://www.schooltrainingsolutions.com/.