Century College Gets Fed. Transportation Grant to Help Vets

Posted at: 07/29/2013 4:27 PM
Updated at: 07/31/2013 7:31 AM
By: Joe Mazan

 Truck drivers are in high demand in Minnesota, and the industry plans to add more than 7,700 jobs in Minnesota between now and 2020.

Now, one college is getting federal money to help train veterans for a career on the road.

Century College in White Bear Lake is one of six colleges across the nation that have been awarded a $120,000 federal grant to help train veterans for transportation industry jobs.

The grant will cover the nearly $4,000 tuition for 30 veterans during the four week course.

According to the State Department of Employment and Economic Development, the median average wage for truck drivers is $18.72 an hour.