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Registration is Open for the 2nd Class of the New BOCES CDL Training Program

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and representatives from Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Center for Workforce Development (CWD) announced that registration is open for the second Commercial Driver Licensing (CDL) Training Program funded by Monroe County. The class will begin in October and scholarships are available to interested participants. Graduates will fill vital driving job openings that serve aging members of the Monroe County community.

“Our award-winning workforce development programming is custom-tailored to help residents secure the skills they need to fill good-paying jobs that are open right here, right now in Monroe County,” said Dinolfo. “Our CDL Training Program is the latest example of our job-training success. We identified an immediate need for certified drivers in important roles, like school busing and medical transportation, and went to work with Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES to build a training curriculum to fill those openings. Today, we’re announcing the second iteration of this program, expanding it to more job-seekers interested in a rewarding new career.”

The first CDL training class began in June and ended in August. Nine individuals completed the class, and all have already begun working in the field. Over 75% of the funding for the program is covered by scholarships offered by the Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation (MCIDC), leaving participants with a registration fee of only $350.

“We at the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES are motivated by the success of the first CDL training program,” said Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES District Superintendent Jo Anne Antonacci. “The partnership with Monroe County and the Genesee Valley Educational Partnership has proven to be of benefit and value for adults seeking new career opportunities. We are proud to be a positive force in driving economic development in this region.”

There is an urgent need for drivers in the field, especially in local and regional driving employers such as bus drivers, medical transport drivers, and delivery service drivers. These employment opportunities are both full-time and part-time, depending on the preferences of the individual, with benefits offered as well.

Interested individuals should contact CWD at 349-9100, or online at Monroe County Workforce Development can be reached at or 753-2000.