YWCA St. Paul logo

Success Story: James

In 2011, after five years of retirement, James decided to rejoin the job force so he could afford increasing medical costs and take care of his family. Eager to get hired in the transportation industry, he enrolled in YWCA St. Paul’s Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Program.

The first part of the program was facilitated at YW, where James completed practice tests online in preparation for the second stage of training at Interstate Truck Driving School (ITDS). After weeks of hard work both in the computer lab and in the driver’s seat, James received his Class B CDL—and soon after, landed a job.

Today, James works as a bus driver for a Twin Cities transportation company and is excited about the doors his new credential has opened for him. “Without this program, I could never have gotten my Class B license,” he said. “I’m so thankful!”

Read More from YWCA St. Paul

Aerial view of an old housing estate on the outskirts of the city with railway tracks close to the buildings

Homeless in America – Racism’s Long Shadow

A recent Community Conversation hosted by YW discussed how poverty, unemployment and a lack of affordable housing are pushing homeless numbers up in Minnesota and that without a community structure or support system to address these issues, they will continue to grow. See how you can become part of the solution…

Read More »
illustration of diverse women standing on the word vote

New Voice at YWCA Promotes Voting

With over 20 million Gen Z’s now eligible to vote this year, this age group could significantly influence the outcome and impact of the November elections. In this week’s blog post, the YWCA’s newest intern urges us not to miss the opportunity to vote and drive change in 2020!

Read More »
Scroll to Top

YWCA St. Paul uses cookies to give you the best user experience. If you continue to use our services, we will assume that you agree to the use of such cookies.