Pennsylvania School Begins Offering CDL Classes, from WBRE/WYOU News, July 6, 2020. Commercially licensed drivers are needed to fill jobs across the country and in northeastern Pennsylvania. To fill that need, the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, Dimock Township, started its first day and night CDL class two weeks ago. In all, 14 students have joined the program.

Students work to get their Commercial Driver’s License through the CDL Training Center at Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center. “It’s just a total career change,” Frederick Shiptoski of New Milford told Eyewitness News. “I was a mechanic and I just, this is something that I want to change.”

Over the course of a five-week period, Shiptoski and his classmates will have to figure out what type of rig they will want to drive. Their choices include everything from working for natural gas companies to hauling for Meshoppen Stone or freight. “There was a shortage even before the coronavirus came in,” Alice Davis, Executive Director for Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center told Eyewitness News. “Now more than ever they need the drivers to transport the products.”

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