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Posted on: October 17, 2012

Interested in a job driving a truck for the oil and gas industry in Kansas?

Kansas has more than 1,600 current, open positions for truck drivers in the state, and with the right training, driving a truck is a high demand career, especially in the oil and gas industry in Kansas.

The Kansas Department of Commerce and its KANSASWORKS Local Workforce Investment Board Partners currently have training funds available for eligible participants to receive tuition scholarships to attend Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training through approved training providers.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to work in a high demand, well-paying occupation,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “We want everyone to know that these truck driving jobs are open now for individuals with the right training.”

Anyone interested in CDL training or checking their eligibility for tuition assistance can call KANSASWORKS at (877) 509-6757 or visit a KANSASWORKS Workforce Center.

All institutions currently offering classes can be found by going to

The Department is gauging the interest in providing training opportunities in actual communities where demand for truck drivers with CDL credentials exists and where local interest by individuals is high enough to provide the training.

Individuals interested in participating in on-site training classes can call the Department at (785) 296-0607 to express interest.

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