Albany, Georgia – United Parcel Service (UPS) will donate a semi-tractor to Albany Technical College (ATC) during a special presentation on Friday, June 24, at 11:00 am in the Logistics Education Center on the main campus. Through a special partnership, UPS has agreed to donate this tractor to be used to train the next generation of CDL drivers at the college.
"To produce qualified CDL truck drivers for the trucking industry, operative trucks and trailers are needed to train students. We appreciate the donation from UPS. It will be used for instructional purposes in the college's Commercial Truck Driving program," stated Albany Technical College Interim President Dr. Emmett Griswold.
In 2018, ATC implemented the Albany Transportation Academy at Albany Technical College to address workforce shortages of CDL truck drivers and diesel technicians within the trucking industry. The college has created valued partnerships with companies such as UPS in previous years. This brings Albany Technical College closer to meeting the needs of industry demand for more trained drivers. Working closely with industry leaders to have the needed equipment to prepare these students will promote economic and workforce development within the southwest Georgia region.