Foodliner, Riverland College partner to offer driving program

Published 10:08 pm Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Foodliner, a large national bulk food-grade carrier, and Riverland Community College are teaming up to put more truck drivers on the road, according to a press release.

The program, which is set to launch this month, will prepare students for a career in the transportation industry by offering CDL training courses, as well as additional behind-the-wheel training. Graduates of the program will receive preferred hiring status with Foodliner.

“Foodliner is excited to partner with Riverland College to bring this program to Minnesota,” said Jon Stenzel, Foodliner’s director of training. “When identifying schools to partner with, we have to be selective. We want an organization dedicated to providing top-notch training and education for drivers that may someday be a part of our team. We have found just that with Riverland College. We know that students coming out of this training program are the best of the best.”

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Foodliner’s agreement with Riverland College marks the fifth such partnership of its kind for the company.

For more information about enrolling in the program, contact Riverland Community College’s Jonathan Rymer at 507-433-0608.

Riverland Community College has offered a truck driving program for more than 30 years. Campuses are located in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna.