CDL program aimed at educating future truckers

FRANKLIN, Ky. – In June 2018 the CDL Program began. Thursday, Southern Kentucky Community and Technical College cut the ribbon on the school’s own driving course.

The program has four trucks and four trailers that have been donated to the school for students to learn how to operate the big rigs.

Transportation companies along with virtually every manufacturing facility use trucking to deliver materials and products.

Trucking jobs are in high demand and Kim Myers, SKYCTC’s Workforce Solutions director, said many of the CDL program students have job offers lined up for them before they have even completed the class.

“One of the biggest needs we have in South Central Kentucky is Class A license drivers,” Myers said.

Students who participate must have a valid Kentucky license and will attend a four-week program before they take their driving test.

“I was finally going to give it a shot and try to get my Class A CDL so I could have a really good job that pays well,” said Salem Imsirovic

So far, 90 students have started the program, and 88 have completed it and received their CDL licenses.