ALBANY, Ga. — UPS has donated a semi-truck to Albany Technical College (ATC) that will be used to train CDL drivers at the school.
The donation was made on June 24 during a special event, according to a news release.
“To produce qualified CDL truck drivers for the trucking industry, operative trucks and trailers are needed to train students. We appreciate the donation from UPS. It will be used for instructional purposes in the college’s Commercial Truck Driving program,” Albany Technical College Interim President Dr. Emmett Griswold said.
In 2018, ATC implemented the Albany Transportation Academy at Albany Technical College to address workforce shortages of CDL truck drivers and diesel technicians within the trucking industry.
“The college has created valued partnerships with companies such as UPS in previous years,” the news release stated. “This brings Albany Technical College closer to meeting the needs of industry demand for more trained drivers. Working closely with industry leaders to have the needed equipment to prepare these students will promote economic and workforce development within the southwest Georgia region.”
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