Your Bilingual Path to Becoming a Bus Operator

Are you interested in a rewarding career with great benefits, but haven’t mastered English yet? UTA’s Bilingual Path to a Bus Operator Career may be perfect for you. This 8-week ESL course offers you an in-person, English language learning course focused on public transit and customer service. Following successful completion, participants will be eligible to apply for full-time opportunities as Bus Operators at UTA.

ESL Trainee Program

  • Start Date: June 5, 2023
  • Days: Monday-Thursday
  • Times: 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Hours/Week: 29 hours
  • Attendance: 100% required
  • Paid Training: $14/hour to start
  • Location: UTA Depot District, 669 S 200 W, Salt Lake City
  • Free Transit Pass: ride Bus, TRAX or FrontRunner to Work


  • Intermediate English proficiency: CASAS level 4 or higher
  • 21 years or older
  • Utah Driver's License
  • No Moving Violations in the past 2 years
  • No Felonies or DUIs in the past 10 years
  • Work Authorization

How it works

ESL trainee program Early Onboarding Bus Operations Training Bus Operator career
Improve your English proficiency
- 8 weeks
- Part time (29 h/wk)
- $14/hour
Learn UTA Culture & Earn CDL permit
- 2 weeks
- Full time (40 h/wk)
- $20/hour
Learn to Operate a Bus & earn CDL License
- 6-8 weeks
- Full time (40 h/wk)
- $20/hr
- Benefits
Serve the Community & Build your Skills
- Select your Schedule
- Full time (40 h/wk)
- $23.75/hour
- Benefits

Sign up Today

We will be holding a recruiting event at Granite Peaks Adult Education located at 501 E 3900 S, Millcreek, UT 84107 in May!

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