APSCU's 2013 Employer of the Year Awarded to Werner Enterprises

werner 2Werner Enterprises has won the Employer of the Year Award and will be honored at APSCU’s annual convention in Orlando. The award honors an employer that demonstrates an active, longstanding relationship with private sector postsecondary institutions and their students.   

Werner Enterprises, founded in 1956, is a premier transportation and logistics company. It is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services. Werner has worked closely with the New England Tractor Trailer Training School (NETTTS) for more than two decades and views NETTTS as a critical supplier of future drivers.

In the past five years, it has hired more than 800 graduates into its Newly Licensed Truck Driver Training program. Werner also offers up to $6,000 in tuition reimbursement. The company has been an essential partner to NETTTS by visiting on a bimonthly basis and participating in career fairs, as well as by reporting back to NETTTS on the progress of their students.  

“We are pleased to honor Werner Enterprises with APSCU’s Employer of the Year Award,” said Steve Gunderson, president and chief executive officer of APSCU.  “This is a great example of how our schools work with employers to ensure they are developing the best curriculum for their students to succeed.”

Read more about APSCU's 2013 Award Winners.


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