Strengthening Lives Through Training, Mentorship, and Opportunities

The CDL Continuum of Care

Pre-Apprentice Program

Take the first step into your CDL career with confidence. Discover the ins and outs of the trucking industry and conquer the ELDT, the federal training requirements to test for your CDL Permit. Get ahead of the curve and pave the way for a successful journey in the trucking realm!

USDOL Registered Apprentice Program

Elevate your expertise with invaluable mentorship, comprehensive training, and a rewarding paid apprenticeship program tailored to develop your CDL talents. It's about unlocking your full potential and propelling your career in the world of CDL to new heights. ​

We are on the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Eligible Training Provider List

Ready to Get Started?

We are excited to help you establish your career in the trucking industry. Your first step is to click the button below and fill out the form.

Let’s get trucking!

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a structured training program where individuals learn a trade or profession through a combination of on-the-job experience and classroom instruction. It offers participants the opportunity to earn wages while gaining practical skills and knowledge under the guidance of experienced mentors.

  • Related Instruction (RI) – 144 hours, coursework and skill building specific to occupation
  • On-the-job Learning (OJL/OJT) – 2,000 hours of mentored, workplace experience with an employer partner
  • Wage Increases – Two built-in wage increases, based on competency development in related job functions
  • Nationally Registered Program – Department of Labor (DOL) registered apprenticeship completers will receive a credential of completion, as well as opportunities for additional academic and industry certifications
Trucking is a $940.8 billion industry
$ 450
America's freight is moved by trucks
10 %
new drivers needed in the next 10 years

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What our students say

“The Behind the CDL Wheel is an all comprehensive program for drivers who want to further enhance their driving skills and I have benefited immensely from it. I would highly recommend it for everyone.”
Mahmood Mahmoodi
Behind the CDL Wheel Apprentice

Trust we will train your drivers.

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