Bladen County Commercial Truck and Public Safety Driving Center

Organization:
County of Bladen
Amount:
$800,000.00
Program Area:
Community-Based Grantsmaking Initiative
County of Applicant:
Bladen
Description:

This grant provides funding to Bladen County to support a new commercial truck driving training program that will be established in collaboration with Bladen Community College (BCC). The Commercial Truck Driving and Public Safety Training Center will be owned by the county and operated jointly by the county and BCC. With 23 area businesses actively planning to create 443 jobs and/or retain 499 jobs for commercial truck drivers, the county and BCC identified the commercial truck driving program and need for a driving pad and track as critical to fill local job openings. BCC’s commercial truck driver training program will enable 125 students from Bladen and surrounding counties to receive a commercial truck driver license the first year with a goal of 168 per year by the end of the third year. Golden LEAF funds will be used for part of the cost of a driving pad, access drives, a multipurpose building and shed, and associated site work, and engineering. The total project cost is $6,371,000.

Contact:
Mr. Gregory J. Martin Elizabethtown, North Carolina 28337 (910) 862-6702
Areas Served:
Bladen

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