ACTC graduates 65 from CDL program in 2020
Feb. 11, 2021
ASHLAND, Ky. – Workforce Solutions at Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) is currently enrolling students in the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program for March classes.
ACTC offers Class A CDL training with a course designed for individuals with little or no commercial driving experience. The program includes all the learning tools needed to pass the Class A CDL driver's test.
Students will receive 40 hours of classroom training and 120 hours of "on the road" training.
Students that have graduated the course are currently driving for Werner, Trans AM, Red Star, TMC, Roehl, Boyd Brothers and a number of other successful companies. First year drivers typically earn between $35,000 and $40,000 annually.
“Where else can you get 4 weeks of training and go right into a job making $40,000 your first year?” said Bill Caudill, CDL instructor.
There were 65 students who successfully gained their Class A CDL during the year of 2020.
Cameron Webb, one of the graduates of the course said earning his CDL is something that will benefit him greatly.
“My CDL was something I wanted, to get where I needed to be,” Webb said.
He says Caudill is someone who cares a lot about his students.
“He has your back and wants what’s best for you,” Webb said.
Classes are Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Roberts Drive Campus.
Students may register at any time; however, class size is limited. Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. New classes start each month. Training is scheduled around holidays and interruptions caused by weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
A high school diploma or GED is not required; however, you must be able to read and write the English language and be over 21 years of age. You also must be able to meet the Federal DOT physical requirements and have a valid driver’s license at the time of registration.
Call (606) 326-2072 or email AS_Workforce@kctcs.edu for more information.