Jul 1, 2024 | Press Releases

Nunn Secures $1 Million for Indian Hills Community College Truck Driver Education Center

OTTUMWA, IOWA — U.S. Representative Zach Nunn (IA-03) today announced that he secured a $1 million investment for a new driving pad at the Indian Hills Community College Truck Driver Education Center in Ottumwa.

“It’s time we start telling the truth: a four-year degree isn’t the only pathway to success. Hands-on learning opportunities open doors for Iowans to good-paying jobs,” said Rep. Nunn. “Indian Hills Community College and other community colleges in Iowa offer critical programs that help Iowans achieve success. This is a key investment to support Iowa’s workforce and economy.”

Rep. Nunn secured $1 million through the Community Project Funding process, which allows members to designate funding for critical initiatives. The funding was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024 that was signed into law on Saturday, March 9, 2024.

“We are excited for the announcement and thankful to Congressman Zach Nunn for his diligent work to help secure federal funding that will support improvements to the Commercial Truck Driving Skills Training Facility at the Indian Hills North Campus,” said Dr. Matt Thompson, President of Indian Hills Community College. “Our goal is to continue to increase the number of trained commercial truck drivers to meet regional and statewide workforce needs. Commercial drivers earn great wages and are in significant demand. This project will assist Indian Hills in recruiting and training more drivers to meet the needs of business and industry across our 10 County Region.”

The $1 million investment will assist Indian Hills Community College in constructing a new Commercial Driving Skills Pad at the North Campus in Ottumwa.

Rep. Nunn announced the new funding investment during a press conference with Indian Hills Community College President Matt Thompson at the North Campus Workforce Training Center. Video of the press conference can be found here