Washtenaw Community College and Trainco partner to fill truck driving talent pipeline

July 28, 2022 Fran LeFort

Truck driving student and instructor


Washtenaw Community College is partnering with Trainco Truck Driving Schools to offer a full-service CDL-A educational training program to help fill critical workforce needs.

With hundreds of thousands of retirements expected in the next couple of years, 231,000 openings for heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver positions are forecasted each year by 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The BLS cites median annual pay at $48,310. New CDL-A driver drivers can potentially earn $60,000 to $70,000 annually, according to Trainco VP Jim Brywczynski.

The three-week program paves the way to a CDL license. The first three-week class begins September 6. Subsequent classes begin September 26, October 17 and November 28.

WCC will host both the classroom component and behind-the-wheel driver training on campus.

Trainco‚Äôs most popular program is the Full CDL Class A Program. This complete tractor-trailer training program prepares participants for the CDL driving exam and provides an entry into the trucking industry. In addition to the CDL Class A Program, Trainco also offers an Accelerated Program.

Typical benefits for a CDL-A driver are high wages, job security and family-friendly schedules.

Class sizes are small to allow for a class-to-instructor ratio that ensures hands-on instruction from trucking industry leaders.

Trainco, Inc. has been providing training for over two decades, and more than 90% of its 10,000 graduates receive employment after completing their training.

For additional details, call Trainco at (419) 837-5730.

Tags: Industry, On The Record, Partnership, September 2022, Trucking, Workforce Development, Workforce Training

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