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College's Workforce Development Institute to Offer Commercial Driver's License Training Starting April 8

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072

Hudson Valley Community College’s Workforce Development Institute, in partnership with All Star Driving School, will soon offer the Class A Tractor-Trailer training course for those interested in entering the commercial trucking industry.

The 48-hour training program includes 12 hours in the classroom and 36 hours of on-the-road training for individuals with little or no experience in tractor-trailer driving. The course focuses on the New York State Commercial Driver’s License Exam and industry requirements.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the commercial trucking industry is expected to add more than 300,000 new jobs between 2010 and 2020.

The first course begins April 8 and runs through May 3. Classroom sessions and on-the-road courses are offered in Albany.

To register, call (518) 629-4235, or e-mail For more information, visit

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 13,500 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.