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Grant supports Commercial Driver's License students

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Grant supports Commercial Driver’s
License students

CDLThanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, MCC will support about 65 students through 2014 in the Commercial Driver’s License Class A Training program.

The goal of the federal grant is to expand the number of CDL holders across the country who possess quality operator safety training. The grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration provides tuition assistance for unemployed or underemployed individuals to become commercial motor vehicle operators.

With these funds, MCC hopes to increase the number of students who enroll in and successfully complete the eight-week training program. The percentage of CDL students who complete the program and get a job in the truck driving industry is above 90 percent.

Already more affordable than many other truck driving schools, the average total cost for a Nebraska resident to participate in the CDL program is $1,400, including tuition, fees and books. Unfortunately, financial aid does not cover these costs, and students often cite the financial burden as a reason for not enrolling in the program or leaving the program before completion. Eligible students must meet all existing CDL requirements, as well as demonstrate financial need.

For more information about the CDL tuition assistance program at MCC, contact instructor Rick Sandvig at 402-763-5813 or rsandvig@mccneb.edu or instructor
Darryl Partner at 402-763-5822 or dlpartner@mccneb.edu.

 
 
 
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