Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), in conjunction with the CCBC Foundation, is proud to announce the opening of a new Transportation Training Center at Tradepoint Atlantic. As part of this new center, CCBC will offer Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training with an expansive new driving range, a welcomed addition to the college’s Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Institute.
CCBC’s Transportation Training Center fits well within Tradepoint Atlantic’s plan for industrial growth within Baltimore County and the region. As a world-class 3,300 acre site for multi-modal transportation, distribution, logistics and ancillary businesses, Tradepoint Atlantic provides CCBC with the perfect opportunity to offer training in areas that complement its Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Institute. Additionally, with Baltimore County being home to the third highest number of Transportation, Distribution and Logistic employers in Maryland, CCBC can create a pipeline of workers trained to meet the county’s in-demand jobs.
CCBC begins CDL training at Tradepoint Atlantic in early December. Students have the opportunity to earn a Commercial Driver’s Class-A License in a 280-hour training program that will run 8 to 20 weeks with day, evening and weekend options. To apply, students must be 18 years-old, have a valid driver’s license and pass a Department of Transportation physical and drug screening. A combination of in-class and behind-the-wheel instruction will occur on-site. Upon completion, students are prepared to take the Maryland Commercial Driver’s License exam.
On average, tractor-trailer operators in Maryland earn approximately $48,000 annually. It’s an industry expecting to see 4 – 6 percent in job growth through 2028. Additionally, the Baltimore-Towson labor market area recently listed nearly 1,900 job postings in heavy and light truck driving.
CCBC plans to expand programmatic offerings at its Training Center to include specialized heavy truck, medium truck, powered industrial truck and related technician and front-line worker training.
To learn more, visit the Community College of Baltimore County website.
Source: Community College of Baltimore County