Central Texas College and Stevens Transport will host an information seminar for transitioning soldiers and their family members interested in a career in truck driving Monday at the CTC Fort Hood Campus on 72nd Street (Bldg. 3201, room 108).
The session will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and includes lunch.
In partnership with CTC’s Train for Transition program, Stevens Transport, the fourth largest refrigerated truckload carrier in the country, provides professional truck driver and commercial driver’s license training to Fort Hood soldiers looking for a new career after the military.
Fort Hood was the inaugural location for the free training program that began in October.
It is offered to exiting service members through the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act and the first CTC offering that supports the Army’s Career Skills Program.
The truck driving program offers employment opportunities for transitioning soldiers, spouses and family members immediately following CDL training.
It is free to qualifying transitioning soldiers, who do not have to use their GI Bill, tuition assistance or other benefits to pay for the program.
Upon completion of the program, newly-licensed truck drivers can earn up to $50,000 their first year with Stevens.
They can also earn an additional $21,000 above their salary through the CTC and Stevens’ Operation Patriot, an apprenticeship program approved by the Department of Labor and Veterans Administration.
The 160-hour, four-week training program will help students prepare and test for a CDL. All soldiers who successfully complete the program will be extended employment opportunities with Stevens Transport.
No relocation will be required as Stevens’ drivers can live anywhere in the continental United States.
To attend the seminar, interested soldiers can register by calling Sterling Collins at 254-447- 9555 or emailing email@example.com.