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Forsyth Tech Will Now Offer Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Courses

Forsyth Technical Community College is excited to announce the launch of a new Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to obtain their CDL.

According to the American Journal of Transportation, the shortage of licensed truck drivers is projected to increase to 160,000 by 2030. Forsyth Tech’s new CDL training offers a fast and comprehensive pathway to a rewarding career in the transportation industry with a family-sustaining wage.

In just four weeks, students will be trained in essential areas including defensive driving, range maneuvers, safety regulations, accident prevention, vehicle maintenance, trip planning, cargo handling, and size and weight regulations. Upon completion, students will be prepared to earn their CDL Class A license, enabling them to drive Class A vehicles on both interstate and intrastate routes.

Dr. Janet Spriggs, President of Forsyth Tech, emphasized the significance of this new program. “The transportation industry is a critical component of our economy, and there is a significant shortage of qualified drivers. Our new CDL program is designed to meet this demand by providing students with the comprehensive training they need to succeed. We are committed to helping our students achieve their career goals and supporting the growth of our community’s workforce.”

Classes for the CDL program will begin on July 22, 2024. Prospective students are encouraged to register early as spots are expected to fill quickly. For more information or to enroll, please call 336-734-7718.