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Trucking with the Troops Open House is March 25

By: Public Relations and Marketing
Date Published: Monday, March 06, 2017
 

WATERLOO–Hawkeye Community College will host an open house on Saturday, March 25, 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 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.

For more information or to RSVP, visit www.hawkeyecollege.edu/go/open-house.