Veteran-based CDL program begins second offering in June

Praxair, Inc., a subsidiary of industrial gases and engineering company Linde, is expanding its workforce development program for veterans in collaboration with Central Louisiana Technical Community College in Alexandria and the U.S. Army installation at Fork Polk.

The Army Career Skills Program, which began in February, has plans to begin a second installment in June for Fort Polk soldiers. The program is focused solely on veterans and provides them with CDL training and the opportunity to obtain hazmat and tanker endorsements relevant to work in the chemical industry.

“We are happy to include Praxair as part of our overall education services programs here at Polk,” said U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Jerry Dodson. “Through our programs, we strive to offer soldiers quality educational services both during their time on active duty and during their transition into the civilian job market. We are confident that Praxair will be a positive addition to our education services program.”