SCOTTSBLUFF - Western Nebraska Community College has graduated their first Class B CDL driver. Steven Stands with the City of Scottsbluff completed the Class B theory training online and then took his one and a half week behind-the-wheel driving skills training at the Scottsbluff Campus.
Stands said he appreciated the training he received and said his Class B license permits him to drive the city’s dump trucks and plow trucks. Stands also acquired the tanker endorsement so he can operate a water truck. Instructor Steve Sinks said Stands was a skilled operator to begin with, scored very highly, and was the ideal student for kicking off WNCC’s Class B program.
A Class B CDL permits the drivers to operate a single vehicle weighing 26,001 pounds or more without a trailer. It also allows them to operate any vehicle towing a trailer that weighs less than 10,000 pounds.
Tuition for Class B driver training is $2,400. WNCC offers financial aid to those who qualify. The classroom portion of the training is delivered online followed by one to two weeks of hands-on driving instruction at the Scottsbluff Campus. More information about WNCC's CDL programs can be found at go.wncc.edu/cdl.
WNCC's Class A and now Class B CDL training programs have been successful in placing qualified drivers into the surrounding communities. To help drivers find a job, and employers fill open positions, WNCC is hosting a CDL job fair on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the John N. Harms Center on the Scottsbluff Campus. Anyone seeking employment or learning more about the industry and how to obtain a CDL is invited. For more information call 308.635.6335.