Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions To Offer Professional Truck Driver Training

For Immediate Release:
July 31, 2015

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

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 Middletown, VA. The Office of Workforce Solutions at Laurel Ridge Community College is offering a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training this fall for those aspiring to be a professional truck driver holding a CDL-A endorsement.

Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions has partnered with CDS Tractor Trailer Company to bring CDL training to the local area. CDS is committed to providing professional training and job placement assistance to students. Local, regional and over-the-road companies are calling CDS regarding their graduates. Students hear from several trucking company recruiters while attending school, and most have job offers before they graduate.

This new program would not have been possible without support from  key partners in the service area. The range site, where hands-on driving practice will take place, is located in Front Royal, VA. This location was secured with special assistance from the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority. Valley Proteins, Holtzman Oil, and Appalachian Freight donated trucks and trailers.

“We’re very excited to offer this new program, and what makes the truck driving training even more feasible for local students is the new financial aid opportunity available through Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions which covers many industry credential offerings,” said Guy Curtis, Coordinator of Marketing, Business, and Industry Training.


Laurel Ridge Workforce Solutions offers a variety of Career Changer programs, each consisting of accelerated training classes focusing on specific skills and credentials for jobs in high-demand industries.  These programs include Healthcare, Transportation, Industry, Manufacturing, Trades, Computers, Business and Professional Development. For more information about the CDL training or other Career Changer programs stop by the Career Open House on August 4th from 3 PM – 7 PM or visit Shot 2015-07-29 at 11.45.42 AM


Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. Laurel Ridge offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Laurel Ridge Community College (Laurel Ridge) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College. Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.

Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.