Hawkeye to Host Trucking with the Troops Open House on February 18

By: Public Relations and Marketing
Date Published: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

WATERLOO–Hawkeye Community College will host an open house on Saturday, February 18, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. about a new grant supporting veterans, service members, and their spouses and children looking to earn their commercial driver’s license (CDL). The event will take place at the Regional Transportation Training Center, 6433 Hammond Ave, Waterloo.

Hawkeye is one of seven technical and community colleges across the country to receive funding from a U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration program to help train current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses and children for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers. 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 1,400 openings each year for truck drivers in Iowa through 2022. 

The open house is an opportunity to meet instructors, tour the training facility, learn about program options, and discuss financial assistance.

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