Crowds Turn Out for College of DuPage CDL Program, Glen Ellyn Touch-A-Truck Event

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By Jennifer Duda

Sunny weather greeted guests as they got a close-up look at the College of DuPage Truck Driving School at the Glen Ellyn Park District’s annual Touch-A-Truck event Saturday, May 6. Click here for more images.

The free event, held at MaryKnoll Park, allowed children hands-on opportunities with various vehicles that capture their attention on the road, around town and at constructions sites.

Offered through COD’s Continuing Education office, the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program provides students with training, licensing and employment readiness in as little as six weeks. Featuring classroom time, hands-on over-the-road driving time and experienced instructors, the program exceeds all requirements of the Illinois Secretary of State to test for a CDL. Students can choose between a basic 160-hour course or a 240-hour course which provides more time on the road and in the truck yard.

The CDL program is also on COD’s approved list for Workforce Investment Act funding, and job placement assistance is provided both during the program and after licensure. In addition to the CDL, students can also choose between license endorsements including tanker truck, double and triple trailer driving, and Hazard Materials (HAZMAT) licensure.

The CDL program at College of DuPage has seen more than 10 percent growth in enrollment since its inception in 2011, exhibits a 99 percent completion rate and maintains a 100 percent employment rate for students who have completed the program.

For more information, call (630) 942-2275, email, go to or visit in person at 301 S. Swift Road (Door 6) in Addison. (Press Photography Network/Special to College of DuPage)

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