The FMCSA has announced that it has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to seven technical and community colleges to help fund truck driver training for veterans and their families.
The $1 million in grant money is part of the FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training program and is expected to pay for training for around 250 students.
Here are the seven colleges receiving the grant funding:
- Illinois – Joliet Junior College, Joliet, $159,800
- Iowa – Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, $100,524
- Kansas – Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, $104,376
- Oklahoma – Central Technical Center, Drumright, $200,000
- Oregon – Rogue Community College District, Grants Pass, $71,300
- Pennsylvania – The Sage Corporation, Camp Hill, $210,980
- Virginia – Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, $149,967
Said the FMCSA’s Scott Darling, “We charge each of the institutions that will receive a grant to train those that have served our nation in the armed forces to be the very best professional drivers in the industry. In this profession, being the best requires an absolute commitment to making safety the top priority, and I believe there is no group better prepared to do that than our veterans.”
You can click here to learn more about the Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training program.