Nearly $820k to benefit 102 students seeking CDL licensure
SALT LAKE CITY (June 30, 2023) — Talent Ready Utah, housed within the Utah System of Higher Education, is pleased to announce Davis Technical College was awarded a Utah Works Grant for their Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program totaling $819,865. This funding will benefit 102 students seeking a CDL.
The Utah Works program is specifically designed to develop short-term pre-employment training and early employment training programs that meet the needs of businesses that are creating jobs and economic growth within the state of Utah.
“The demand for skilled drivers within Utah’s transportation industry is continuously increasing,” said Dave Woolstenhulme, Commissioner of Higher Education. “This Utah Works grant for Davis Technical College’s CDL program is instrumental in meeting that demand while providing more students with the skills and knowledge required to secure successful employment opportunities.”
Utah’s technical colleges are at the forefront of providing hands-on learning opportunities that align with the ever-changing demands of the workforce. The Utah Works Grant is an excellent reflection of Davis Technical College’s commitment to providing education and training that’s both practical and valuable.
“We are excited to begin offering CDL training at Davis Tech and to do our part to meet the growing need for skilled commercial drivers in Northern Utah,” said Davis Technical College President Darin Brush. “With this start-up grant from Talent Ready Utah, combined with strong industry support, we will start training professional drivers this summer.”
Talent Ready Utah accepts applications for the Utah Works Initiative quarterly. The next round of reviews will begin October 1, 2023, for Utah colleges.
For a complete list of workforce funding opportunities and proposal deadlines, visit talentready.ushe.edu.
About the Utah System of Higher Education
The Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) is governed by the Utah Board of Higher Education and is comprised of Utah’s sixteen public colleges and universities. The CEO of USHE is the Commissioner of Higher Education. Talent Ready Utah is housed within the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education. For more information, visit ushe.edu.
About Davis Technical College
Davis Technical College was established in 1978, and provides open enrollment, competency-based training for high school and adult students in Davis and Morgan County. Davis Technical College offers certificate programs in the Schools of Business, Construction, Health Professions, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Service Professions and Transportation. Our mission is ‘We are a trusted learning community embracing technical education to promote student development and economic growth’.