MTC Truck Driver Training has partnered with the St. Louis County Workforce Development Division to combat the truck driver shortage.
The County’s WFD program has partnered with MTC Truck Driver Training to cover the cost of training and career services through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program. Those enrolled in this program qualify based on income status, employment status, and other potential barriers to employment.
MTC recently hosted County Executive Dr. Sam Page, where he received a behind-the-scenes look at CDL training. He also had the opportunity to speak with three students currently enrolled through the WIOA program. These students already have jobs lined up and upon graduation will get out on the road to help keep our community and country running.
Steve Overstreet, MTC’s Director of Financial Aid, said MTC is honored to work with Workforce Development to provide this opportunity to St. Louis County residents looking to improve their financial situation through employment.
“Truck driving is a strong, stable career choice. Even during the height of the pandemic trucks still moved. Right now, students can graduate after three to four weeks with multiple job offers paying between $60,000 and $70,000/year. There currently aren’t enough truck drivers and we’re see the effect of this in the rising cost at the grocery store and in disruptions in the supply chain,” said Overstreet.
MTC is currently enrolling for January classes and is anticipating high enrollments in 2022. “We don’t expect the demand for drivers to decrease anytime soon. In February, for the first time the federal government will begin to require that all new commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants be trained in a registered facility using a standard curriculum. We expect this to increase enrollments. Our entire team will be working hard to train as many students as we possibly can to meet the need. Our goal is for all of our students to graduate with their CDL and at high-paying truck driving job.” says Overstreet.
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