TRANSFORM Nebraska: CDL Driving Academy

TRANSFORM Nebraska: CDL Driving Academy

Today, state, city and trucking industry leaders recognized the first cohort of incarcerated individuals to receive a commercial driver’s license (CDL) through a partnership with Hill Brothers Transportation Pro-Fleet CDL Driving Academy.

This initiative aims to provide job training and support to individuals as they return to the community after incarceration.

“This partnership recognizes the potential of the men and women reentering our communities after incarceration,” said Director Rob Jeffreys. “These individuals possess remarkable talents and a genuine desire to succeed. Businesses are increasingly realizing this and partnering with us to provide opportunities for meaningful employment as part of our TRANSFORM Nebraska efforts.”

A townhall was held in January at the Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (CCC-L) with more than 70 interested individuals. Five students were selected for the inaugural cohort and began orientation on April 15.

These individuals completed the same training process as all students at Pro-Fleet, including classroom training, backing requirements, on the road training and testing.

Additional CDL cohorts will begin this summer.

Watch the news conference here! Read the Press Release here!

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