UCC and UIDC Celebrate Re-Opening of Truck Driving School

Umpqua Indian Development Corporation recently completed a major overhaul of the Umpqua Community College Truck Driving School south of Roseburg.

The school will celebrate its grand reopening this month, which will include a dedication ceremony from the Cow Creek Umpqua Cultural Resources department.

UIDC managed the overhaul, a project that tore the 1,150-square foot building down to studs and included everything from contractors to updated classroom technology, and electrical and HVAC work.

“The reimagined facility enhances the educational experience for aspiring commercial drivers needed to fill local jobs and provides a center for continued growth of the program,” a recent press release stated.

The UCC Truck Driving program is a four-week, 160- hour commitment that results in students earning a commercial driver’s license. According to UCC, in 2023 there were 92 students who obtained their CDL.

Several Tribal members, some with the assistance of the Cow Creek Umpqua Education department and Career specialists, have attended the school in recent years and graduated from the program.