CDL Job Training Program

In response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and related shutdowns, and the more recent shortage of transit drivers, the City of Springfield has partnered with the MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board, MassHire Springfield and the Tri-State CDL Training Center to offer FREE Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Job Training to income qualified Springfield residents. The City of Springfield is utilizing Community Development Block Grant - CARES Act (CDBG-CV) funding for the program. 

Click here to view Mayor Sarno's press release

Click here to visit the MassHire website to view additional information


  1. Program Applicants must have a household income at or below 80% of Area Median Income.  Click here to view Income Guildeines. Residents of Public Housing automatically meet income guidelines. 
  2. Program applicants must be able to demonstrate residency within the City of Springfield.
  3. Program applicants must be unemployed, underemployed or eligible for SNAP benefits.  "Underemployed" is defined as making minimum wage, working part-time, but with a preference for full-time work, or individuals who cannot get a job in a sector they have training.
  4. Have no prior DUI on your driving record

Residents that are interested in applying should contact Iliana Caez  at 413-858-2845 / or Kate Smith at 413-532-4900 or via email at 


Page last updated:  Friday, May 27, 2022 02:24 pm