Looking for a career as a professional truck driver, but don't have money for school? El Dorado County Connections - One Stop has announced that funds are now available through the Federal Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) to pay for truck driving school tuition. Any unemployed resident of El Dorado County over the age of 23 with a clean driving record is eligible. There is no income restriction.
According to Jenny Wilson, Program Supervisor for Connections - One Stop, truck drivers are in high demand and make good salaries. "It takes about one month to complete the training, and truck driving schools are located nearby in Sacramento," said Wilson. "Once training is completed, individuals are able to drive 18-wheel, long-haul and short-haul trucks."
Interested individuals may come to the Connections - One Stop office to pick up a WIOA Interest Form. Connections - One Stop offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and are located at 3047 Briw Road in Placerville and 3368 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe.
For more information, call (530) 642-4850 in the Placerville area, or (530) 573-4330 in South Lake Tahoe, or visit www.edcgov.us/humanservices. Connections - One Stop is a program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency and a proud partner of America's Job Center of California network.
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