Missouri Job Center Offers Free CDL Training To Help With Truck Driver Shortage Missouri News

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COLUMBIA – Central Missouri Employment Centers to host free CDL training events across mid-Missouri throughout November, offering financial training and placement assistance for those looking to become truck drivers .

The following events will be organized:

November 10

  • Jefferson City Neighborhood
    • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Capital Employment Center, 3600 Country Club Drive

November 15

  • Rolla district
    • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Rolla Employment Center, 1107 Kingshighway

November 16

  • Colombia region
    • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Columbia Job Center, 101 Park De Ville Drive

November 17

  • Lake area
    • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • State Fair Community College, 3797 Osage Beach Parkway

November 18

  • Fulton area
    • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 510 Market Street

Missouri has experienced a shortage of drivers due to the COVID-19 pandemic and low retention rates, according to a press release.

CDL training rates can cost over $ 4,000, which adds a barrier for job seekers who wish to pursue truck driving as a career path.

For qualified participants, this opportunity will provide paid training as well as a placement. The training is offered to people 21 and over. Job seekers must be 21 years old to drive.

Applicants must bring their driver’s license and social security card to the fundraising event, as well as meet one of the following requirements:

  • Low income status (check stubs or employer’s statement, for the past 6 months (180 days) – or – Name of the employer who previously laid you off or terminated your employment (at any time), which resulted in your receipt of Weekly Unemployment Insurance Payments.
  • Currently receive food stamps or live in a household that receives food stamps and is included as a family member – or – recently discharged from active military service.

Interested candidates can find out more about cwdregion.com/cdl or call 573-441-6361.

For more information, contact Graham at 573-578-2885 or by email at [email protected]


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