IAACE GED Plus Program – Government Funded CDL Training in Indiana


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IAACE* This is a guest post by Rick Curtis — C1 Truck Driver Training Operations Manager. *

Several weeks ago, I was asked to be a featured speaker at the Indiana Association for Adult Continuing Education (IAACE) Conference at the French Lick Resort and Spa in southern Indiana.

Work One CDL training in Indiana

IAACE is an organization that encourages adult learning and education. They promote professional identity and growth, provide leadership in unifying adult practitioners, and advocate for legislative initiatives. They fight to give a second chance to adults who never completed public school.

WorkOne and the GED Plus Program

The organization recently launched a new initiative called the “GED Plus” program. This is a program designed to offer Indiana residents who did not graduate from high school an opportunity to earn their GED and secure employment through their local WorkOne office.

WorkOne is a service that aims to help Hoosiers seeking employment as well as Indiana businesses seeking employees. They will help applicants obtain any necessary training (including helping people prepare for and get their GED) and refer them to potential jobs that match their skill sets, interests, and experience level.

The GED Plus program gives people a chance to start anew. It’s difficult to secure steady income without a high school diploma, especially in this day and age. But with the new GED Plus program and WorkOne’s help, individuals can earn their GED which then opens doors to better employment opportunities and creates the potential for a successful career.

Trade School Education

The “Plus” portion of the GED Plus initiative involves job training solutions like those offered at C1 Truck Driver Training. Once an individual has successfully obtained his or her GED, they are then eligible to have the state fund further education at a trade school. Many look for free CDL training, and with the GED Plus program, individuals can receive government grants for CDL training in Indianapolis and other areas throughout the state. How to pay for CDL training is at the forefront of many people’s minds, but with the new GED Plus program, WorkOne and C1 Truck Driver Training can help people throughout Indiana secure steady employment in a growing industry without breaking the bank. For example, after earning their GED, an individual then has the opportunity to receive government funded CDL training in Indiana at one of our local state trucking schools, earn their Class A CDL license, and land a professional trucking job in an industry starved for drivers.

I spoke to the group in my workshop about how our CDL training works, what the cost is, and detailed the huge benefits that an individual enrolled in this program can receive. The event’s attendance was impressive and I’ve received a lot of support for the truck driver CDL training that C1 can provide to these qualified candidates. Various WorkOne offices around the state have reached out to me since the conference to inquire about candidates wishing to obtain a Class A CDL after completion of the GED program.

Beginning a Career

The state of Indiana is working hard to put Hoosier adults back to work from South Bend to Evansville and Terre Haute to Richmond. WorkOne’s GED Plus program allows hardworking Hoosiers to begin a new career with government funded CDL training and other career-focused schooling options. C1 Truck Driver Training is proud to be a part of helping residents of Indiana get on the road to success.

C1 Truck Driver Training serves the needs of truck drivers by providing CDL training services at campuses located in Ft Wayne and Indianapolis. With accommodations available for out-of-town students, our truck driving schools serve many communities throughout the state, including Muncie, Kokomo, Vincennes, Lafayette, Anderson, Marion, Bloomington and more. Learn how we can help you take the wheel!


  • Randy

    For the entry-level truck driver, those motor carriers who accept recent CDL school graduates for hire are what I call, “Starter Companies.” A large percentage of these starter companies are the major reason for the driver turn-over issue and why nearly 70% of new drivers will quit the industry within the first six months. I will not reiterate the problems of cutting miles, starving out drivers, blackballing drivers through the DAC report and those other issues that I have discussed before many times over; yet, as long as these carriers are allowed to operate by using drivers as a patsy for everything that the carrier itself does wrong, the standards for CDL training will not change.

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