By Clarise Larson
Juneau Empire 

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...

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