Speaking of the event and the expansion into this new region, Steve Gold, CEO of 160 Driving Academy remarked, "There are many exciting things happening in Charleston – opening our school here has been a wonderful endeavor since day one. This region is a great fit for us and we will be opening two additional locations in Ceredo-Kenova and Mineral Wells within the next month. Given the high paying transportation industry jobs throughout the state, we are thrilled to bring our recruiting, training and job placement model to West Virginia residents at all three 160 Driving Academy locations."
The Ribbon Cutting Event for the Charleston Location occurred on Friday, July 15th from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Attendees included the 160 Driving Academy Ohio River Valley Leadership team, the Charleston Chamber of Commerce, several media outlets, local partners and many enthusiastic students and recent graduates of the Academy.
The Charleston Branch is located at 1615 Kanawha Blvd W. Charleston, West Virginia 25387.
Overview of 160 Driving Academy CDL Training Programs in Charleston:
- Starting salaries for 160 Driving Academy graduates (on average) start at $65,000/annual, with tremendous growth potential
- Commercial Truck Driving is one of today's fastest growing career paths. Estimates predict 300,000 new jobs for CDL Holders.
- Technologically Driven: Our unique and data-driven programs focus deeply on driver safety and personalized analytics to provide our students with individual feedback and top of the line instruction via our proprietary App.
- Lifelong Career Support: We offer continuous job placement opportunities through our subsidiary company, Truckers Network.
About 160 Driving Academy
160 Driving Academy is the nation's largest commercial driving school. As the fastest growing vocational school in the country, in 2022 alone, the Company will train over 35,000 students on how to safely operate a semi-truck across its 130-school system. 160 Driving Academy is licensed and operates in 43 states and each school is certified and licensed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Entry Level Driver Training Program. The 160 Driving Academy is integrated with over 400 Workforce offices nationwide to create jobs for unemployed and underemployed workers.
The 160 Driving Academy supplies the largest employers in the nation with an unparalleled level of recruiting, high-quality training, safety effectiveness, and driver analytics. Many of these employers have trusted the Company to provide the majority of their driving workforce.
160 Driving Academy's sister companies, the 160 Truckers Network, and the 160 Driver Score provide the most advanced job placement and compliance scoring capabilities in the industry.