Southwestern Oregon Workforce Investment Board
Project Title: Driving Prosperity
Region (applicant-defined)/State(s) or territory served: Southwestern Oregon
Phase (applicant-defined): Program Implementation
Award Amount: $3,439,407
Key Industry / Industries: Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
Project Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)
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Trucking is a high-wage, high-demand sector critical to mitigating supply-chain disruption. Driving Prosperity will solidify and expand sector partnerships to ensure sustainability and growth in the southwestern Oregon transportation industry. This program plans to train hundreds of new truck drivers in partnership with employers including A&M Transport, Bettendorft Trucking, Combined Transport, and Thomas H Ireland Incorporated. The awardee will expand the talent pool and diversify the workforce through targeted recruitment and provision of wrap-around services to ensure their trainees can attain their licenses and find good paying jobs.
The project narrative included above is what was submitted by the applicants. The final EDA-approved scope of work may differ.