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News 2014

News 2014




Belmont College Expands CDL Program

Belmont College Expands CDL Program

Photo caption (from left to right): Robert Guentter, Jr., Director of Workforce and Economic Development; Doug Edwards, Training Manager, Belmont College Truck Driving Academy; and Dr. Joseph Nocera, Community Education & Professional Development Program Coordinator.


St. Clairsville, OH (March 24, 2014) – In an effort to meet the area’s need for skilled, licensed commercial drivers, Belmont College is expanding its Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program.


CDL training is now available in Woodsfield, OH, in addition to a Cadiz, OH training location.


“With the increase of oil and gas development in our area, the need for licensed truck drivers is growing,” said Robert Guentter, Jr., Director of Workforce and Economic Development at Belmont College. “Having four locations in the region is intended to increase access and convenience for those interested in a CDL career.”


The four-week program offers a comprehensive curriculum to prepare students to pass the CDL exam. With classes beginning every Monday, students in the region will receive their CDL permit, background check, ODOT physical, 160 hours of classroom and on-the-road training, CDL driving exam with truck provided, and lifetime job placement assistance.


In addition to the core CDL training, students interested in a CDL career are encouraged to take Belmont College’s First Aid-CPR, SafeLand Safety Training, and the Introduction to Oil & Gas Industry class.


For more information about the CDL program or any other short-term Workforce training, please call Belmont College at 740-699-3869 or visit website at


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