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Ivy Tech receives grant for CDL training

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Ivy Tech Community College has been awarded a safety training grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The more than $85,000 grant will be used to offer CDL-A training to West Central Indiana residents to increase road safety and reduce crashes.

Ivy Tech is one of 20 institutions in the country to receive the funding for fiscal year 2020, which will cover all of the training, permit and license costs for 20 residents of Clay, Greene, Knox, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties. Ivy Tech says the program prioritizes current and former U.S. Armed Forces members.

Ivy Tech Terre Haute Chancellor Lea Anne Crooks says the school is fortunate to have received the grant. 

“The Terre Haute campus is well-positioned to offer this opportunity to military members, with six military installations within a 10-mile radius of campus. We plan to work closely with these organizations and our partners in workforce development to identify those in our community who will benefit from free training in one of Indiana’s most in-demand careers.”

The full-time training is a four-week program with 30-40 hours of private driving instruction at the Terre Haute campus.