State Offering Money to Community Colleges to Train Drivers

by Brian Wilson
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The governor has announced five million dollars in funding for community colleges to offer commercial driver’s license (CDL) training. Iowa Workforce Development’s Kathy Anderson says there’s an ongoing need for drivers.

Anderson is the division administrator for the I-W-D Business Engagement Division and says the grants will help the community colleges create the infrastructure to meet that need.

She says the money can be used to expand an existing program, or to start a new one to provide more opportunities statewide.

Anderson says the trucking industry was in the spotlight during the pandemic.

She says the program is expected to help create 16-hundred new drivers.  The grants will be available through September 25th. The governor had earlier announced nearly three million dollars in support of employer C-D-L programs.

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