WHO: John Ruan III and a delegation from the Ruan Companies and Bankers Trust, DMACC President Rob Denson, Tara Connolly, Executive Director of the DMACC Foundation, Dave Pfiffner, Director of the DMACC Transportation Institute and Scott Ocken, DMACC Industry and Technology Dean will host an announcement prior to the annual DMACC Transportation Institute Job Fair and Truck Rodeo.
WHAT:DMACC will receive a significant contribution from the Ruan Foundation for new state-of-the-art technology to help train a new generation of truck drivers.
WHY: There is great demand for truck drivers today. Ruan alone is hiring 400 truck drivers a year. The Ruan Foundation gift will become an important tool in preparing 200 or more graduates from the DMACC Transportation Institute this year. This announcement also kicks of the 10th annual DMACC Truck Rodeo and Job Fair. Trucking company employers will be on hand to visit with prospective DMACC Transportation Institute students.
WHEN: Thursday, September 14, 2017; 11:00 a.m.
WHERE:DMACC Transportation Institute
2081 NE 54th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313
CONTACT:Dan Ivis, DMACC Marketing; 515-965-7029 (O); 515-238-5358 (C)
Todd Jones, DMACC Marketing; 515-964-6242 (O); 515-238-8242 (C)