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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The state is working to help military veterans get jobs in a growing field.

On Tuesday trucking companies met with veterans at Albany Tech as part of Georgia's Troops to Trucks program.

Georgia and many other states are dealing with shortages of truck drivers. Many vets have experience driving big vehicles as a result of serving their country.
    
Albany Tech leaders say they're proud to help them get the Commercial Driver's License needed for the job and they are willing to put them in touch with companies that can hire them.

“We really need veterans because they have already proven, their the heartbeat of our country anyway, they've already paid the price, you know sacrificed and they showed the dedication, their dependable, and that's the kinds of people we need in transportation industry, to hold our freight, because without the trucks America shuts down,” said commercial truck driver director, Kenny Rogers.

The Governor's Office of Workforce Development designed Troops to Trucks to help train veterans as truck drivers.

For more information click the link below:

http://www.albanytech.edu/index.php?option=com_jsjobs&c=jsjobs&view=employer&layout=view_job&vj=5&oi=162&Itemid=413

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