Washington and Greene Counties are neighbors. The county seats of Washington and Waynesburg are separated by only 23 miles. They’re a straight shot from each other, right up and down I-79. Because of this close proximity, Penn Commercial Business/Technical School sees a large number of their students residing just a few miles away across the county border, in towns like Waynesburg, Jefferson, Rogersville, Graysville, Wind Ridge, and Carmichaels.
Residents of Greene County, PA are used to working hard. This rural corner of southwestern Pennsylvania has an extensive history with mining, farming, and construction. Working in trades that keep America running is a point of pride for people living and working in Greene County.
CDL Drivers are in High Demand
As many jobs have become hard to come by in recent years, the need for CDL truck drivers continues to rise across Pennsylvania, and across the country. Products need to be shipped to stores. Materials need to be transported to manufacturers. Equipment and supplies need to be moved to businesses. While roads are veins connecting regions, commercial truck drivers are the life blood that keeps America’s economy flowing. CDL drivers are in high demand.
Located in Washington, PA, Penn Commercial offers a Commercial Driver’s License program that trains students for the CDL exam in as little as six weeks. This is a convenient location for residents throughout Greene County to train for a solid, steady career in truck driving. Commercial truck drivers aren’t just over-the-road haulers that travel from state to state. Local businesses all throughout Greene County and Washington County need licensed CDL drivers to deliver goods and materials.
Greene County Schools CTC Partnership
In 2019, Penn Commercial partnered with Green County Schools to provide CDL training to CTC students during their school day. The program has been a great success, allowing 18-year-olds in their senior year to learn how to drive a large semi tractor-trailer, and test for their commercial driver’s license before they graduate high school. This gives seniors an incredible opportunity to attain a full-time job right after high school. People throughout Greene County see Penn Commercial’s trailer truck driving along roads and highways, more often than not with a student behind the wheel.
Residents of Greene County Can Train for CDL in Just 6 Weeks
Penn Commercial’s CDL Program has a training area in Washington, PA for students to learn all aspects of truck driving. From backing and braking, to navigating hills and turns, to implementing safety procedures and trip planning and logs, in as little as six weeks students are ready to take the PA CDL exam, and earn a good living as a CDL truck driver.