Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES News Article

CWD launches new CDL training program

Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES CWD is excited to offer new training courses to help you achieve your goal of earning your Class B, and/or School Bus Driver Certification. There are a wide variety of trucking jobs available today including long-haul, regional, and local runs. In addition, there is immediate demand for certified school bus drivers to transport our nation’s future to and from school every day. The continued demand for certified drivers means you will be more employable than ever and have the possibility of working for an industry that provides full-time, benefited employment and/or part-time and flexible employment.

This comprehensive program prepares students for the NYS Class B Commercial Driver’s License permit and road test with both passenger and school bus driver endorsements needed to be able to drive commercial buses, school buses, passenger vans, dump trucks, and other vehicles weighing over 18,000 lbs. This program is a 42- hour program whereby students are provided with 30 hours of classroom instruction covering passenger safety, emergency operations, safe operation and defensive driving, and proper procedures for crossings and braking.

In  addition students are provided with 12 hours of individual drive time. Individual 1.5 hour drive times are held at RTP and scheduled based upon a mutually agreeable time between student and instructor after the student receives their driver’s permit.

The class begins in April. Full and partial scholarships are available thanks to the partnership of the Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation.

Eligibility: 18 years of age or older, with a clean and valid NYS Driver’s License and a passing DOT physical.
Cost $1,850.00 includes NYS motor vehicle driver test fee and use of a vehicle for test
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