First CDL Program Graduates Honored in Ceremony

November 16, 2022 sdawkins Blog

The first graduates of Jefferson State’s CDL Training Program were honored during a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center.

The graduates were:

  • Nathan Box
  • Joslyn Dunn
  • George Evans
  • Jadarius Hooper
  • Brian Manning
  • Byron Mulder
  • Jimmy Norris
  • Brian Pyllum
  • Logan Sullivan
  • Kiara Wilson

Leah Bigbee, director of Jefferson State’s Center for Workforce Education, welcomed those in attendance; and Ashley Kitchens, associate dean at the college’s Chilton-Clanton Campus challenged the graduates to accept the responsibility that comes with their training.

Tim Frazier, vice president for safety and compliance at the Alabama Trucking Association, noted that the graduates now have a “great opportunity for a great career.”

Training Coordinator Alex Blevins said the first class to complete the CDL Training Program set the bar high for future classes.

Byron Mulder, who Blevins said took on a leadership role in the class, spoke about the family attitude the class adopted.

Following the presentation of certificates, representatives of businesses including Piggly Wiggly and the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority spoke with the graduates about opportunities with their organizations.

The next class will begin on Jan. 9, 2023. For more information about the program, click here.