Butler Tech Announces Expansion of CDL Training to Dayton

Butler Tech and Montgomery County officials at CDL training announcement
The Montgomery County Commission today approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow Butler Tech to expand CDL Training into the Dayton market. The Butler Tech program will be the only CDL Training school in downtown Dayton, helping fill the region’s critical need for qualified drivers. Limited classes are scheduled to begin later in Fall 2016, with a full program roll-out expected in the first quarter of 2017.

“Since Butler Tech’s CDL Training program started in Butler County in 2014, we have had incredible success in training drivers and quickly connecting them to jobs,” said Scott Palmer, Executive Director of Butler Tech Adult Education. “We’ve seen major growth locally in the supply chain and logistics industry, making tractor-trailer driving an in-demand and very lucrative career.”

Under the MOU, Montgomery County Community & Economic Development Services will partner with Butler Tech to provide intake and registration services for Dayton-area applicants to the CDL Training program. It will provide funding opportunities to eligible applicants through resources such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The program may also qualify for veteran education benefits.

“Montgomery County looks forward to working with Butler Tech to meet the workforce needs of the local trucking industry,” said Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge. “This partnership demonstrates how we continue to work with business and organizations to benefit the citizens of our community.”

Classroom training for the Butler Tech CDL Training program will be held at the Central State University-Dayton campus (840 Germantown Street). Maneuvers training will be held across the street on an existing surface lot owned by The Foodbank, Inc. Montgomery County Development Services will be working with the Foodbank to prepare the lot for the CDL program.

Butler Tech CDL training can be completed in five weeks for a Class A license (200 clock hours) or three weeks for a Class B license (120 clock hours). Tuition includes classroom and behind-the-wheel training, required physical and drug screening, the written CDL test, the CDL road test and the CDL license fee. Students train on current model equipment that includes day-cab and sleeper tractors, 53’ and 45’ trailers and box trucks.

Applicants to Butler Tech CDL Training must:

  • be at least 21-years-old to hold a Class A license or at least 18-years-old to hold a Class B license
  • have a valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • complete an entrance interview.
CDL Training will continue to be offered at Butler Tech’s Public Safety Education Complex in Liberty Township. Day classes start every two weeks. Evening classes start monthly.

For more information about Butler Tech CDL Training, visit ButlerTech.org or call 513-645-8350. Butler Tech Adult Education is an Ohio Technical Center approved by and operated under the Ohio Department of Higher Education.