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How Does Veteran Apprenticeship Work at DSW?

Transitioning back to civilian life is a process with many challenges. One of the most pressing challenges is finding gainful employment. As a military veteran, you already possess a number of important skills. These, along with your background, work ethic, and dedication, could make you a valuable member of the trucking community. DSW is proud to sponsor our veteran apprenticeship program, Project Open Road. It allows veterans to maximize their military benefits while undergoing on-the-job training.

Basics of Project Open Road

Through Project Open Road, veterans can receive paid, on-the-job training in the trucking industry. During your apprenticeship, you’ll receive paychecks from DSW for your work. But you’ll also cash in on your monthly VA educational benefit. Depending on factors like your length of military service, this could mean an extra $1,000 in your pocket each month.

Eligibility for Project Open Road

There are few requirements to join Project Open Road. You must be an Arizona resident, at least 21 years of age. You must also be a veteran who is eligible for GI benefits. And you must possess a class A commercial driver’s license (CDL). If you meet these basic requirements, you can get on the road quickly with DSW.

Preparation for Project Open Road

If you don’t yet have your CDL, don’t worry. DSW is affiliated with three leading CDL training schools in the area. You can explore the program options at HDS Truck Driving Institute in Tucson, Phoenix Truck Driving School in Phoenix, or Yuma Truck Driving School in Yuma. The staff members at any of these schools will be happy to help you navigate the process of using your GI benefits to cover your vocational training. With an accelerated CDL program, you can earn your license in a matter of weeks.

DSW is proud to hire veterans and military spouses. We look forward to working with you as you transition to civilian life. Give us a call today at (888) 266-7534, and one of our friendly staff members in Tucson will get the process started.