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Ivy Tech offers CDL (commercial driver’s license) training at several locations across Indiana.
The trucking industry needs more than 400,000 new drivers every year. If you’re looking for an in-demand and financially rewarding career, consider CDL Training at Ivy Tech Community College.
Conexus Indiana and Ivy Tech have launched the nation’s first training program for commercial truck drivers that is covered by federal student loans and enhances a graduate’s employability in the increasingly growing trucking industry.
The CDL+ curriculum will be offered beginning January 2021 at five Ivy Tech campuses and is currently enrolling students. An additional eight Ivy Tech locations will offer the course later this year.
Developed by Conexus Indiana in partnership with the Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA), Venture Logistics and Ivy Tech, and with an initial grant from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD), the CDL+ program elevates the quality of training for new commercial truck drivers while eliminating the historic financial barriers to entry.
This is the first CDL program that is eligible for federal student loans, which required both state and federal legislation and approval from the U.S. Department of Education. The state of Indiana is also working to ensure CDL+ is eligible for Workforce Ready Grants.
CDL+ is a 17-credit-hour certificate that can be completed in one semester. Students will have 160 hours of training, which prepares them to become a Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) holder. The program includes 121 hours of operating observation, 30 hours of behind-the-wheel skill development, an 8-week internship, an overview of logistics and transportation which includes all types of trucking operations including intermodal processes. There is also a focus on professionalism and customer service.
Do you want the flexibility to choose where you work?
Ivy Tech CDL Training has established a premier network of hiring companies, including national carriers, regional trucking companies and local trucking jobs, so you’ll have a large selection of potential employers.
Do you want several job offers in-hand when you complete the training?
Ivy Tech understands the importance of career options that will allow you to find the job and the company that fits your needs for pay, benefits, lifestyle, home time, truck specs, and more. The CDL training will allow you to use your "power of choice" as soon you earn your CDL.
Other CDL training programs work with only a few large carriers or require you to train for their company. Don’t limit your choices.
Ivy Tech CDL Training aligns with the PTDI “gold standard” curriculum. The Class A program is a 160 hour course (completed in 3-4 weeks) which allows the maximum time for behind-the-wheel training, giving you the most time in a hands-on environment driving/controlling the vehicle, so you can pass you CDL Skills test to earn your CDL.
Ivy Tech CDL Training also provides Class A Refresher Training as well as Class B training at specific locations.
All Ivy Tech CDL Training program locations and all instructors are licensed by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. For more information on training in your area, please select a campus below.
We were founded in 1963 as Indiana Vocational Technical College. Back then, we focused primarily on technical and vocational education—but in the more than 50 years since, we’ve gone through enormous changes. Today, we’re Indiana’s only full-fledged community college.
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