Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
Short-term Training Certifications
PURPOSE: The Community College Workforce Alliance works in partnership with Reynolds and Tyler Community Colleges to serve students with a fast track to the workforce with training and credentialing programs that can be completed in weeks or months. CCWA offers workforce training and certifications in transportation and logistics, construction and trades, customer service, health care and manufacturing. These programs are supported through state-funded tuition assistance available to all Virginians, making Short-term Training Programs low cost or no cost. Short-term Training Programs also offer career coaching and job connections.
OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Short-term Training credentials prepare students for entry-level careers in high-demand occupational fields offering good starting wages - many with benefits and promotion opportunities.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: There are no admissions requirements. Tuition assistance is available to all residents of Virginia, regardless of income. Classes may be free to those qualifying for additional financial aid.
PROGRAM NOTES: In certain industries, prior convictions may prohibit employment. Drug testing and a pre-employment physical may be required for some occupations. Some companies may have minimum age requirements for select positions.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL)
CCWA offers a quality 20-day Class A training program working with an industry leader in CDL training. This comprehensive program will provide the skills and opportunities needed to be successful in a truck driving career. This program assists graduates with job placement for local, regional and over-the-road positions. Assistance with nationwide job placement is a benefit to our students and graduates. This course will certify an individual to drive Class A commercial motor vehicles. Class A vehicles are defined as any combination of vehicles with gross vehicle weight rating. Classes are offered Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm for four weeks. Part-time classes are also available and run Saturday and Sunday from 8am until 5pm for ten weekends. While funds last, there is excellent financial assistance available to help offset the cost of high-demand certification programs. Participants pay one-third of the cost for eligible courses. For more information call (804) 706-5256.
Truck Driver Training (CDL)
Tractor-Trailer Driver (Heavy Truck)
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.
Sample of reported job titles: Delivery Driver, Driver, Line Haul Driver, Log Truck Driver, Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver), Production Truck Driver, Road Driver, Semi Truck Driver, Tractor Trailer Operator, Truck Driver.
Labor Market Statistics:
Projected Employment (2026 - Virginia): 48,160
Current Wage Range (Entry-Experienced): 28,160 - $65,260
Bright Outlook occupations are expected to have rapid growth over the next 10-years (employment increase of 10% or more in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2018-2028) or are expected to have a high demand (projected to have 750 or more job openings in the Richmond, MSA over the period of 2018-2028).
"Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations." -- O*NET
1 This program may prepare you for one or more of the listed jobs; however, graduates may not be qualified for all of the jobs listed in this section.
Reynolds Community College makes every attempt to provide students with the best, most accurate information possible. The data was sourced from an external agency (O*NET) on August 1, 2019.
CCWA has funding through the Short-term Training Program for this certification prep course. The financial assistance can help pay for training that supports attainment of industry credentials. If you have limited income and want to earn an industry credential, please contact us and find out how CCWA can support your efforts.
Sign up for an upcoming Short-term Training orientation.
Sessions will be held at CCWA on the Parham Road Campus of Reynolds Community College in the Workforce Development and Conference Center (WDCC) located at 1651 E. Parham Rd. Richmond, VA 23228.
For more registration information, contact a CCWA Career Coach at email@example.com.