Apply Now for No-Cost CDL-B Truck Driver Training Starting July 26

By on June 21, 2017
No-Cost CDL-B Commercial Truck Driver Training

As part of the St. Louis trade union pre-apprenticeship program, Building Union Diversity (BUD), St. Louis Community College is offering a Class B CDL Truck Driver program at no cost for eligible individuals. BUD was developed to create a diverse workforce by providing non-traditional individuals opportunities to explore different career options with various construction trades.

A Class B CDL allows a driver to operate commercial trucks that have an attached cab and cargo area with a combined weight greater than 26,000 pounds, as well as trucks with a detached towed cargo vehicle that weighs less than 10,000 pounds. Several construction-related jobs require the Class B CDL. Careers requiring the Class B CDL are usually local or regional and may also require other job responsibilities; examples include: highway maintenance workers, cement truck operators, delivery truck drivers, dump truck drivers, waste haulers, and even mobile healthcare units.

Our experienced instructors are ready to help you succeed as a commercial driver! All students will receive 60 hours of training, over 2 weeks. The CDL-B program includes a combination of classroom time, mastering vehicle inspections, practicing maneuvers on a driving range and road, as well as 15 hours operating the truck. CDL testing is included and is scheduled upon successful completion of class.

This class meets 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday starting July 26 at the Forest Park campus. The Class B CDL Truck Driving Program is being offered at no cost for a limited time.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 18+ years old
  • Valid Driver’s License and 1 year driving experience required
  • Class B Learner’s Permit required
  • Attend a free Information Session at STLCC Forest Park Campus
  • Complete WorkKeys Assessment (Reading – 4; Math – 3; Locating Info – 3)
  • Must pass drug test and DOT Physical (testing provided at no cost)

This is an accelerated job training program designed to provide quality instruction on a short-term basis so that students can quickly move into the workforce.

Get started today:

  1. Register for a free Truck Driving Information Session at 314-984-7777.
  2. Complete the online application.

You must complete all eligibility requirements before you can register for the class group starting July 26, 2017.

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard has held various Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Articles - Email

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