Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium - California Community Colleges, Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy

Project: Feasibility Study: Tractor Trailer Operator (Commercial Truck Driver)


Cost: $60,000
Number of colleges participating: TBD
Lead College: Copper Mountain College, Zachary Ginder,

Sector: Global Trade / Logistics

  • Program TOPS Codes: Truck and Bus Driving (094750)

The heavy and tractor-trailer trailer truck driver occupation continues to grow, with an anticipated 3,278 new job openings between 2015 and 2020 (excluding replacement jobs for those leaving the workforce). Currently, the statewide marketplace for occupational training in this area appears to belong primarily to for-profit and/or private driving schools. Further, it appears that very few, if any, community colleges within the California Community College system offer commercial driving, bus driving, or tractor-trailer operator certificate programs. This provides an exceptional opportunity for the region to meet local and statewide demand through the offering of an industry recognized credential at an affordable cost to students.

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Total Funded: $60,000

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Zachary Ginder
Copper Mountain College