LCCC Receives Grant to Provide Free CDL Training to Military and Families

published Tuesday, September 14, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has awarded Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) a $75,990 grant through the Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training (CMVOST) Grant Program. The one-year grant will allow the college to offer free training to former and current military service members and their families in careers as commercial truck drivers.
 
Funds from the grant will expand the number of CDL holders possessing enhanced operator safety training to help reduce the severity and number of crashes on U.S. roads involving commercial motor vehicles. The grant will also assist current or former members of the United States Armed Forces (including National Guard members and Reservists) and their spouses or children to receive CDL training and job search support in order to gain employment in the commercial motor vehicle operation industry.
 
Commercial truck driving is considered a high priority occupation in the region and offers strong employment possibilities and family sustaining wages.
 
The CDL program at LCCC teaches the knowledge and skills drivers need using a combination of classroom, driving range and on-road training. The four-week program is offered in partnership with CC Training, LLC. Experienced instructors help prepare students to take and pass their state’s Commercial Driver’s License test.
 
For additional information, contact CDL Admissions Representative Jack Bruer at 610-799-1704 or jbruer@lccc.edu.