WINTER HAVEN, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FleetForce Truck Driving School Owner and President Tra Williams has been appointed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to serve on the state’s Commission for Independent Education.
Established in 2001, the Commission for Independent Education oversees the licensure of independent, nonpublic postsecondary educational institutions in Florida — including technical schools, healthcare academies, truck driving schools and other educational programs.
“Technical training plays a critical role in meeting the workforce needs of our growing state,” said Williams, who leads the fastest-growing CDL school in Florida. “Many industries and trades continue to experience a shortage of workers, making it all the more important that we have quality independent education available in our state. I’m honored to be appointed by Gov. DeSantis and look forward to serving on the Commission.”
From setting up a training program for former prison inmates to become truck drivers to partnering with Florida’s state colleges to launch new CDL schools, FleetForce continues to look for new and innovative ways to address the nation’s truck driver shortage.
“As we’ve launched new schools around the state this past year, particularly in places where workforce development options have been limited, I’ve seen firsthand how access to education and training can be life changing for people looking for a new career.”
In addition to Williams, the governor announced six other appointments to the Commission, all of which are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
FleetForce Truck Driving School, based in Winter Haven, Fla., is the fastest-growing CDL school in Florida. Serving Florida for 23 years, FleetForce is licensed by the Florida Department of Education, the Commission for Independent Education, and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to provide CDL training and testing throughout the state. In 2021, the company opened its second location at the Bradenton campus of the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. In February, the third location opened in Palm City, with plans to expand to Venice, Ft. Myers and other areas of the state as the demand for truck drivers increases. For more information about FleetForce or to apply for CDL training, visit DriveFleetForce.com.