FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government is encouraging qualified individuals to apply to become school bus drivers, and is reminding those who are interested about the required qualifications.
“The department values the school bus drivers in the province and recognizes the important work they do within our education system,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. “The safety and security of students is our top priority, which is why we are encouraging those with a good driving record and a desire to work with children to seek opportunities, though their local school districts, as casual or full-time bus drivers.”
Although the job classification identifies Grade 12 or GED as requirements, candidates without this qualification who can demonstrate an equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
Drivers must also possess good communication skills and have a demonstrated ability to successfully deal with discipline in the vehicle. Good driving records and experience working with children and youth may be considered as part of the experience sought when screening applications.
The department supports the school districts through the funding of the new school bus driver training program. School districts oversee the management of all school staff, which includes bus drivers.
More information about the job and about how to apply is available from the anglophone and francophone school districts.