LBW to offer CDL training to ADC employees

Published 8:25 am Thursday, December 16, 2021

LBW Community College in partnership with Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) will offer CDL training to employees at Andalusia Distributing Company (ADC) Inc.

Through the Alabama Workforce Stabilization Program (AWSP), qualified ADC employees can receive tuition-free commercial truck driving training.

The six-week class is scheduled to begin February 23, 2022, in Andalusia.

“This course is open to anyone interested in receiving CDL training,” said LBW President Dr. Brock Kelley.

“ADC is in need of truck drivers, so by combining funding through the AWSP grant and a partnership with Enterprise State and the county, LBW can now offer employers the training needed through our Workforce Development Program.”

Leigh Shiver, Director of Workforce and Adult Education at ESCC said, “Enterprise State is proud to partner with LBW and Andalusia Distributing Company to provide CDL training to employees of ADC. Our common goal is to address the workforce needs of local business and industry, and this partnership allows us to do that.”

Through the AWSP grant, students will also receive 225 hours of on-the-job training provided by ADC. A location for training is provided through a partnership with the Covington County Commission.

“We want to thank the Covington County Commission for providing the location for the training,” President Kelley added.

“Without their support, offering this training would have been significantly more difficult.”

AWSP is a workforce training program designed to provide opportunities for Alabama workers to develop new skills in high-demand industries. Funding is awarded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Re-Imagine Workforce Program (RWP) provided through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

“The College is open to partnering with other local businesses to take advantage of this grant opportunity for any industry training needs,” Kelley added.

For questions about this partnership and if interested in enrolling, contact Director of Adult Education Kate Dust at kdust@lbwcc.edu or 334-881-2330.