Memorial Scholarship Supports Students in LCCC Truck Driving Training Program

published Tuesday, January 25, 2022
In memory of Joseph T. Gero of Quakertown, a memorial scholarship has been established to support students studying for their CDL license at Lehigh Carbon Community College. The $10,000 Joseph T. Gero Memorial Scholarship will provide funding to offset the cost of the training in this growing field.
Gero died in May 2021 and had been a lifelong hot rod and car show enthusiast. He owned JTG Trucking in Quakertown for many years.
LCCC’s Commercial Driver’s License program provides classroom, driving range and on-road training in both Class A and Class B. The four-week program prepares students to take the licensure exam. Because of growth in this industry, the demand for trained truck drivers is increasing. The Gero Scholarship will help ease the financial load for students training for their CDL.
In addition, this new scholarship kicks off a campaign to raise additional funds to support students in workforce development and upskill training programs and military veterans at LCCC. The LCCC Foundation will hold three events throughout the year to raise funds for scholarships: the Clay Shoot in June, the 27th Annual Golf Classic in September and the Fall Fitness Fest 5 and 10K in November.
For more information about the CDL program, go to For information on the LCCC Foundation and the 2022 events, go to or contact or call 610-799-1711.