We know about the supply chain issues impacting the entire nation. Louisiana is working to try to help get goods moving again.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission’s “Drive Your Future” program is now offering free truck driver training to qualified applicants. The state is facing a critical shortage of long haul drivers and the goal of this program is to get more people to think about a career in driving.

The focus of the program is on veterans and the underemployed. This new program will pay for students across the state to attend certain accredited truck driving schools and earn their Commercial Driver’s License.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission is partnering with Diesel Driving Academy, Coastal Driving Academy and South Louisiana Community College to try to attract and train more drivers.

If you are interested in finding out more about the program or enrolling online, just click here to start the application process.

Classes are expected to begin at locations across the state later this month.

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