Dylan was on SNAP benefits and Greg was homeless and in 4 weeks these students completed State Fair Community College Commercial Driving Academy training program achieving their Class A CDL license and getting a job on the same day. They are both employed making excellent money.
Greg is now working for a trucking company in Boonville. Greg entered the program homeless. On the day he got his CDL license, he had a job with Potter Transport in Boonville and his grossing $1400 per week.
Dylan got a job with Stanley Black & Decker and within three weeks of being with SBD he changed their safety protocol and record-keeping with their trucks. Within 7 weeks of beginning the CDL program, he has become an income earner, provider of health insurance for his two-year old son, a taxpayer and is improving truck safety on the public traveled highways.
The SkillUP program is Missouri’s employment and training program for Food Stamp (SNAP) recipients. The program is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service. The program is also funded through the Administration for Children and Families, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant.