Xavier, Transdev Launch New Workforce Development Partnership

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NEW ORLEANS – From Xavier University of Louisiana:

Transdev and Xavier University have announced the start of a formal partnership. Through an initiative led by Transdev’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council, Xavier students now will have access to the public transportation contractor as a preferred employer of choice.

The partnership will kick off focusing on three main components:

  • A summer internship program, where selected Xavier students will work across the Transdev organization to gain valuable corporate and project experience.
  • Xavier will host Transdev leaders to participate in a speaker series designed to educate students on career success.
  • Transdev will offer career counseling from members of the organization to students who have questions about their career paths and job searches.

Transdev Regional Vice President Justin Augustine, who is from New Orleans, is a Xavier graduate and chair of the school’s board of trustees.

“Xavier is my home,” he said. “It’s a special place made up of extraordinary students. I am glad to see this partnership come to fruition. These students are capable of so many great things and I am glad to see my two worlds converge. Through this partnership more opportunities will be provided to these students, as they begin to decide and develop their career paths and interests.”

“We are excited to enter into this partnership with Transdev, which will allow our talented Xavierites to explore the transportation industry,” said Dr. Reynold Verret, Xavier president. “We are grateful to Trustee Augustine, who mediated this alliance and understands as an alum the importance of reaching back and offering current students access to new opportunities and a chance to investigate potential career paths as they consider life after Xavier.”

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