News Garrett College Releases 2021 Cdl Training Schedule - Garrett College

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January 5th, 2021

Garrett College releases 2021 CDL training schedule

Garrett College is now accepting applications for the next series of courses geared toward training individuals to acquire a commercial driver's license. Training for both Class A and Class B will be provided. Training for Class A, weekday will begin on January 19 and the weekend classes are expected to start on March 6. Class B training will be arranged to fit the individuals schedule.

This skills-oriented program offers a professional truck driving curriculum that prepares qualifying students for entry-level positions as drivers in over-the-road or local driving vehicles. The curriculum consists of classroom, range skills and over-the-road instruction to acquire the fundamentals for operating trucks and tractor trailers. Financial assistance and job placements may be available to qualifying individuals.

Financial assistance opportunities are available to potential students, whether it is through the G.I. Bill, SNAP Grant, Garrett County Scholarship Program (occupational scholarship), or the Garrett County and Allegany County Workforce innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs. Internal scholarships may also be available for students.

To assist students in obtaining their learner’s permit, a prep course will be held on the last Saturday & Sunday of each month. This two-day course will prepare students for the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), Class A or B Commercial Driver permit exam. The course includes instruction on the following topics: general knowledge, air brakes, combination vehicles, study and test taking skills. This course is taught through a combination of lecture, discussion and hands-on activities.

This program continues to directly support the workforce of Garrett County, as well as other regions in the surrounding counties. Currently, there are several graduates of the program employed with the Garrett County Department of Public Works and Roads division.

CDL, Class A courses will continue to run throughout the year on a monthly basis. The dates are as follows: January 19, February 8, March 1, March 22, April 12, May 3, May 24 and June 14.

Training is being held at the Garrett College Mountaintop Truck Driving Institute located in Grantsville. Early registration is encouraged as seating is limited. To register or for additional information, please contact Ronald Roach at 301-697-6964 or ronald.roach@garrettcollege.edu.