Louisville Urban League helps fill gaps of needed CDL drivers

Louisville Urban League helps fill gaps of needed CDL drivers
The Louisville Urban League and TARC have teamed up for a new training program using industry veterans to train new CDL drivers. (Source: Michael Williams)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The Louisville Urban League is fielding the call for more CDL drivers in Louisville.

The Urban League and TARC have teamed up for a new training program. The course utilizes industry veterans to teach students what they need to know. Workshops provide all the information they need to prepare for state testing and to choose the industry sector that best suits their career path.

TARC, along with JCPS and UPS have all expressed concerns about their ability to fill vital positions.

Ferdinand Risco, Interim Executive Director for TARC, said, “there are lots of CDL programs and they are very expensive and so for the Urban League to provide this program at no cost to the students is absolutely amazing.”

Upon graduation, students are connected to the most sought-after positions with local employers. The pilot class graduated in December with seven students, all who are now employed with TARC.

The Urban League will seat its next full class starting Monday, January 14.

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