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City of Springfield Announces New Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Job Training Program

Springfield, MA – Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Chief Development Officer (CDO) Tim Sheehan are pleased to announce that the City of Springfield has partnered with the MassHire Hampden Country Workforce Board, and Tri-State CDL Training Center in Springfield, to provide free Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Training to approximately sixty (60) Springfield residents.

The program will be open to Springfield residents whose household incomes are at or below 80% of Area Median Income. Applicants must be unemployed or under-employed (working part-time), be legally eligible to work in the United States, and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Mayor Sarno stated, “Chief Development Officer Tim Sheehan and I are proud to announce this CDL job training program initiative for our Springfield residents.  I want to thank MassHire and Tri-State CDL Training Center for their partnership on this vital initiative.  This program continues my administration’s commitment to implementing job training programs that will give our residents the skills needed to succeed and having a successful career that offers a good salary.”

In recent months there has been a shortage of CDL drivers not only in the City of Springfield but across the Commonwealth and nation.  The City of Springfield will utilize Community Development Block Grant – CARES Act (CDBG-CV) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fund the program.

Those interested in obtaining more information or enrolling in the training should contact Iliana Caez at MassHire Springfield at (413) 858-2845 or via email at or Kate Smith at (413) 532-4900 or via email at