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Trucking Consortium Partners with Mountain View College for a $525,000 Job-Training Grant

A trucking consortium has partnered with Mountain View College in Dallas to provide training for 150 new truck drivers using a $525,000 job-training grant from the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) Skills Development Fund.

Upon completion of training, workers will earn an average hourly wage of $17.81. The trucking consortium consists of Covenant Transport Inc., U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. and Werner Enterprises Inc.

TWC Commissioner Representing the Public Andres Alcantar presented a check to Mountain View College President Felix A. Zamora at 9:30 a.m. the last Thursday, January 22, 2009, at Mountain View College, 4849 W. Illinois Ave. in Dallas.

The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in unison with its network of local workforce development boards, call (512) 463-8556 or visit www.texasworkforce.org.

** Mountain View College will host a Truck Driver Hiring Fair on January 31

from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the East Campus Parking Lot.

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driver training.

Three carriers will be present.