Belmont College Provides More Opportunity for Training
Truck Driving Academy now offered at Belmont College Harrison County Location.
St. Clairsville, OH (September 17, 2012) - In an effort
to provide more workforce training prospects Belmont College is now partnering with
Southern State Community College to offer a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program
to area residents. The program exceeds maximum state requirements for obtaining
a CDL license and includes training to drive doubles, triples, and tankers.
The CDL program will offer a comprehensive curriculum to allow students the ability
to train and test with the use of modern equipment. This equipment is comparable
to what is operational today by local and national trucking fleets.
The four-week program runs Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Classes through
the Truck Driving Academy will be held at Belmont College’s Harrison County Center
with drivers training taking place at the Harrison County Fairgrounds. The use of
the Fairgrounds has been made possible thanks to collaboration with the Harrison
County Commissioners and the Harrison County Agricultural Society Board.
“We are thrilled to partner with Belmont College for use of the fairgrounds for
CDL training,” said Don Jones, President of the Agricultural Society Board. “Training
at the Fairgrounds will be a great way to keep the track in shape; this is a great
use of public property.”
In addition Dr. Holly Bennett, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development at Belmont
College said, “With the entrance of the oil and gas industry into our area, licensed
truck drivers are in high demand. The CDL program prepares students to immediately
enter the workforce after completion of the program. We are extremely grateful to
have this partnership with the Agricultural Society Board Members for use of the
fairground property. I would also like to thank Commissioners Bill Host, Don Bethel,
and Barbara Pincola for their assistance in putting this alliance together.”
For more information about the CDL program contact the Workforce Development and
Community Education Office at 740.699.3869.
Pictured (from left to right) at the Harrison County Fairgrounds are: Chris Kellar,
Vice President of the Harrison County Agricultural Society; Don Jones, President
of the Harrison County Agricultural Society; Dr. Holly Bennett, Dean of Workforce
and Economic Development; Barbara Pincola, Harrison County Commissioner; and Todd
Horn, Harrison County Agricultural Society Board Member.
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