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CMVOST Grant Recommendation Summaries 2017

FY 2017 Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator Safety Training (CMVOST)
Grant Recommendation Summaries

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is recommending 9 FY 2017 CMVOST applications totaling $1,000,000.00.

1.Applicant Name:                                     Des Moines Area Community College (IA)

Recommendation Amount:                       $88,460.00

The Des Moines Area Community College’s goal is to recruit and train 20 veterans at a cost of $4,700 per student and to provide them with job placement assistance.  The curriculum includes 180 classroom hours, 30 off-road hours, and 30 hours of behind-the-wheel training. The application includes the required 15 percent match. The College is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and has been designated a Certified Higher Academic Military Partner (CHAMP) under the State’s Homebase Iowa program. The College awards college credit for applicable military service and employs a full-time Veterans Services Coordinator.  Classes are held at the College’s Transportation Institute, which has established relationships with many local employers and a Pathway Navigator to assist with job placement.

2.Applicant Name:                                     Joliet Junior College (IL)

Recommendation Amount:                       $169,787.00

Joliet Junior College’s goal is to recruit, train, and place 50 veterans at a cost of $3,995 per student.  The curriculum includes 40 classroom hours and 120 hours of off-road and behind-the-wheel training. The applicant understated the required 15 percent match by $1 due to a rounding error; this was corrected in the amount of recommended funding.  The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  The program is called Driving America: One Veteran at a Time; there is a military base and a National Guard unit in the College’s service area and the College has an on-campus Veteran Resource Center.  The College offers both full- and part-time programs to offer students scheduling flexibility.  The College will partner with State and local employment and veterans’ organizations to recruit qualified students.

3.Applicant Name:                                     Johnson County Community College (KS)

Recommendation Amount:                       $67,485.00

The Johnson County Community College’s goal is to recruit and train 15 veterans at a cost of $4,499 per student and to provide them with job placement assistance.  The curriculum includes 40 classroom hours, 60 hours of off-road training, 60 hours of behind-the-wheel training, and an additional 60 hours of training to develop student studying and interviewing skills. The application includes the required 15 percent match. The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  The College has an on-campus Veterans and Military Resource Center and offers a program called Vet Success On Campus to assist veterans; there are two military bases located within 100 miles.  The College offers classes in the evening and on weekends to offer students scheduling flexibility.  The College will partner with veterans’ organizations to recruit qualified students; potential employers will be invited to present employment opportunities on campus.

4.Applicant Name:                                     Wor-Wic Community College (MD)

Recommendation Amount:                       $63,415.00

The Wor-Wic Community College’s goal is to recruit, train, and place 17 veterans at a cost of $3,900 per student to obtain a Class A license and an additional 3 veterans at a cost of $2,715 to obtain a Class B license.  The curriculum for Class A license students includes 80 classroom hours, 240 hours of off-road training, and 120 hours of behind-the-wheel training; the curriculum for Class B license students includes 80 classroom hours, 70 hours of off-road training, and 70 hours of behind-the-wheel training. The application includes the required   15 percent match.  The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College has an on-campus Veterans Coordinator and a Wor-Wic Veterans-Military Association.  Approximately 10 percent of the local population are veterans, but the under- and unemployed rates for this group are disproportionately high.  The College will partner with State and local organizations and the Lower Shore Veterans Network to recruit qualified students; potential employers will be invited to present employment opportunities on-campus.

5.Applicant Name:                                     Cape Fear Community College (NC)
Recommendation Amount:                       $97,607.00     

Cape Fear Community College’s goal is to recruit, train, and place up to 118 veterans at a cost of $1,160 per student for in-state tuition and $3,465 per student for out-of-state tuition.  Tuition assistance will be awarded based on financial need.  The curriculum includes           96 classroom hours and 288 hours of off-road and behind-the-wheel training.  The application includes the required 15 percent match.  The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  The College has an on-campus Office of Veterans Affairs and there are three military bases within 50 miles.  The College will use print and social media and job fairs to recruit students and will partner with potential employers to assist graduates with job placement. 

6.Applicant Name:                                     Cuyahoga Community College District (OH)
Recommendation Amount:                       $188,473.00

The Cuyahoga Community College District’s goal is to recruit, train, and place 40 veterans at a cost of $5,495 per student.  The curriculum includes 40 classroom hours, 4 hours of off-road training, 40 hours of behind-the-wheel training, 10 hours of pre-trip inspection training, 10 hours of test prep training, and up to 56 additional hours for review and other training support.  The application includes the required 15 percent match.  The College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  The College has an on-campus Veterans Services Center and will partner with State and local employment and veterans’ organizations to recruit qualified students.

7.Applicant Name:                                     Rogue Community College District (OR)

Recommendation Amount:                       $88,550.00

The Rogue Community College District’s goal is to recruit, train, and place 25 veterans at a cost of $4,171 per student.  The curriculum includes 50 classroom hours and 140 hours of off-road and behind-the-wheel training. The application includes the required 15 percent match.  The College is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.  The College has an on-campus Veterans Services Center and will partner with State and local employment and veterans’ organizations to recruit qualified students. 

8.Applicant Name:                                     Northampton County Area Community College

                                                                        (PA)

      Recommendation Amount:                          $139,833.00

The Northampton County Area Community College’s goal is to recruit, train, and place 40 veterans at a cost of $4,530 per student.  The curriculum includes 80 classroom hours and 160 hours of off-road and behind-the-wheel training.  The application includes the required 15 percent match.  The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.  The College is rated as a Military Friendly School and will partner with State and local employment and veterans’ organizations, such as CareerLink Veterans Employment Representatives, to recruit qualified students.  The application includes letters of support from three local workforce organizations.

9.Applicant Name:                                     Collin County Community College District (TX)

Recommendation Amount:                       $96,390.00

The Collin County Community College District’s goal is to recruit, train, and place 18 veterans at a cost of $4,600 per student.  The curriculum includes 50 classroom hours and 150 hours of off-road and behind-the-wheel training. The application did not include the required 15 percent match for the requested level of funding.  The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  The College is recognized as vet-friendly, and has an on-campus Veteran’s Affairs Office; the College also has an on-campus College Career Center to assist all students with post-graduation employment.  The College will partner with State and local employment and veterans’ organizations and a placement coordinator will be hired to recruit students and assist them with enrollment.

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