A local community college and trucking company are kicking off a new partnership in education.
Hinds Community College and KLLM Transports of Richland signed a deal Monday that will help combat a national shortage of qualified truck drivers.
KLLM Transport Services is offering $4,000 scholarships to cover the cost of training for students enrolled in the commercial truck driving program at Hinds Community College in Raymond.
The eight-week training program is followed by a paid eight-week internship with KLLM.
The students commit to one year of employment with KLLM, and after one-year have the opportunity become an owner/operator of their own truck, financed by KLLM.