Indian Hills Community College Receives Federal Grant for Truck Driver Training

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Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa plans to build a new driving pad for its truck driver training program with the $1 million in grant money it recently received from the federal government.

U.S. Rep. Zach Dunn visited the school to announce the grant, saying “Drivers are critical for many of our small businesses. They include everything from helping deliver crops for a harvest season, to making sure that we’ve got food and gas … anything that you might be buying online, probably got to you because of a truck and a truck driver. Apprenticeships and hands-on training are one of the key elements that Indian Hills Community College offers to address this critical job, so that’s why I want to support these educational opportunities.”

The demand for heavy and tractor trailer- truck drivers in the United States is expected to increase by 4% by 2032, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This growth will open up new opportunities for nearly 90,000 licensed truck drivers across the nation.

The commercial driver’s license (CDL) training program at Indian Hills Community College takes just 6-9 weeks to complete. After graduation, students are projected to make nearly $55,000 per year on average as a commercial truck driver.

You can learn more about the truck driver training program at the school’s official website.

Indian Hills Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It has been featured in our recent ranking of the Top 40 Online Colleges for Medical Billing and Coding.

Source: Iowa Capital Dispatch— Indian Hills Community College Receives $1 Million for Trucker Training

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