Truck Drivers Seeing Workforce Shortage

Faculty say, that the course has been thriving with a current waiting list for students. 

DULUTH, Minn. — Technical Fields at Lake Superior College are going strong as several industries in the area and across the country are experiencing a workforce shortage.

Specifically, the truck driving course at the college which is a 9-10 week course that combines online and in-person learning as students get to drive the trucks at the college’s site in Gary New Duluth.

Faculty say, that the course has been thriving with a current waiting list for students.

They are seeing even more older individuals join the program simply because they want to make a big career change.

“But because there’s such a workforce demand it’s kind of inspired people to get into a different line of work. So truck driving is just one where there is such a workforce demand,” Lake Superior College Vice President of Advancement, Daniel Fanning says.

The next course will be available in February.

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