Federal funding will pay for commercial driver's license training program in Southeast
January 4, 2023
Snowplow and bus drivers are exceptionally critical occupations this time of year — but they’re in short supply statewide.
A new Juneau-based program may change that.
The $1.7 trillion federal spending bill recently passed by Congress includes $750,000 for University of Alaska Southeast to establish and operate a commercial driver’s license (CDL) education training program at the UAS Juneau campus.
According to UAS Chancellor Karen Carey, the new program will help fill the many positions for CDL-certified drivers currently vacant across Southeast Alaska.
“We are just really thrilled...