Yellow Corporation Opens 17ᵗʰ Professional Truck Driving Academy, Aims to Train 1,000 New Drivers in 2022
The latest school to open is in
“Our new academy will provide career opportunities for Americans while strengthening our partnership with the
For nearly five years, Yellow has participated in the Department of Labor’s apprenticeship program, a public-private partnership that enables companies to offset a portion of the costs associated with training new drivers. The federal program helps provide paid on-the-job training for student apprentices as they prepare to earn a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and launch a highly skilled career. The partnership is designed to address the nationwide shortage of qualified professional truck drivers.
“The success of Yellow’s CDL Academy in producing some of the safest drivers on the road reflects the great power and promise of apprenticeship to be a proven workforce tool in the trucking industry,” Secretary of Labor Walsh said.
“Apprenticeship programs prepare workers for success by equipping them with the skills to compete for good jobs that offer family-sustaining wages,”
In 2021, Yellow announced its support for the Biden administration’s Trucking Action Plan, which intends to ease current supply chain constraints. The White House identified the expansion of apprenticeship programs as a key component of its plan. Earlier this month, Walsh launched the 90 Day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge.
Walsh added, “The 90-Day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge has shown that joint labor management programs and public-private partnerships are critical, and that we succeed when we work together.”
“We look forward to continuing this partnership with Secretary Walsh and
With the addition of the Carlisle, PA facility, Yellow has 17 permanent driving academies nationwide; each is certified as a Department of Labor apprenticeship program. Other
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New Driving Academy in Pennsylvania
Yellow Corporation executives and professional truck drivers flank Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (left) and U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh (right) as they mark the opening of Yellow’s 17th permanent driving academy with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Carlisle, PA.
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