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SKYCTC Announces Launch of CDL Program to Meet the Number One Workforce Need

Nov 28, 2017

Fran klin Simpson Center building at night

Franklin, Ky. (November 28, 2017)— Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) in partnership with the South Central Workforce Development Board today announced the launch of a CDL training program at SKYCTC's Franklin-Simpson Center. The CDL program is designed to meet one of the most significant workforce demands in our region.

Creating the CDL program is a natural extension of SKYCTC's ongoing workforce training and development efforts. Annually, SKYCTC's Workforce Solutions Department serves more than 6,000 individuals and 600 companies from all trades with training and development programs. "We align our program offerings with our regional workforce and economic development needs," says Dr. James B. McCaslin, Vice President of Outreach and Community Development at SKYCTC. "Offering the CDL program in Franklin is yet another opportunity for SKYCTC and our community partners to meet the economic demand in our region."

McCaslin says the CDL program will be a 4-week course, allowing students to get the training they need and enter the workforce quickly. Graduates can expect to find employment soon after receiving their CDL license and can expect to earn about $40,000 annually.

"The South Central Workforce Development Board is excited to partner with SKYCTC to provide a solution to the single greatest need in our region - the need for CDL operators," says Robert S. Boone, President/CEO of South Central Workforce Development Board. "Our partnership further solidifies our region as a center for logistics and transportation. We applaud SKYCTC for their efforts in meeting current and projected workforce demands."

SKYCTC and partners are working to solidify the CDL program curriculum and gain the equipment needed for the course. McCaslin says the program is projected to launch in spring 2018.  "This program would not be possible without the support of the community," says McCaslin.  For more information about the CDL program, contact Rhonda Barton at 270-901-1235.