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Hawkeye Community College Receives $88,289 from U.S. Department of Transportation to Renew Trucking with the Troops Program

posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in  College News

WATERLOO–The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has awarded Hawkeye Community College $88,289 to provide financial assistance for qualified veterans, service members, and their spouses and children looking to earn a commercial driver's license (CDL).

Hawkeye’s Trucking with the Troops program is designed to assist current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses and children with earning a CDL and entering the transportation industry, while building a skilled workforce to meet the driver shortage.

Truck drivers are in demand, and the need for drivers is expected to increase over the next several years. Iowa Workforce Development projects more than 1,300 openings each year for truck drivers in Iowa through the year 2024.

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  1. 6-Week A CDL
  2. Business and Community Education
  3. Military and Veteran Services
  4. Regional Transportation Training Center
  5. Trucking with the Troops
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