Second Cohort Completes JCC/NTTS Class A CDL Training
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Second Cohort Completes JCC/NTTS Class A CDL Training

Published: July 07, 2022

On Tuesday, July 5, 2022 Jefferson Community College (JCC) and the National Tractor Trailer School (NTTS), Syracuse, held a Recognition Ceremony for ten participants who completed their 5-week Class A CDL training. 

Participants are Steven Bush of Calcium, Shawn Cean of Watertown, Joshua Elias of Baldwinsville, Wayne Fetterman of Calcium, Philip Lueders of Black River, John McGuire of Watertown, Nathaniel Saddler of Watertown, Desiree Smith of Watertown, Tiffany Taylor of Calcium, and Aaron Wendell of Three Mile Bay.  

“We are excited to see these individuals ready to embark on a new career path,” says Dr. Megan A. Stadler, Associate Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at JCC. “The College is listening to employers from all sectors of the workforce and will continue to develop partnerships and programs to serve the North Country.”

The 5-week CDL Class A training program, held on JCC’s campus, began in May. Training consisted of 118 hours of classroom instruction and 107 hours of behind-the-wheel hands-on learning for a total of 225 hours of training. Behind-the-wheel training required backing maneuvers and road rides through Watertown on a 10-speed manual transmission which allowed students to be qualified to drive an automatic or manual tractor-trailer without any restrictions. In the classroom, material to prepare for the CDL Class A written exam, including Department of Transportation safety, rules and regulations, was presented. CDL Class A licensed drivers are qualified to drive a tractor-trailer, dump truck, straight truck, snowplow and more.

JCC Workforce Development will host another CDL Class A training program cohort September 6, 2022 through October 10, 2022, at the Lewis County Education Center, Lowville. Register by requesting an application at To express your interest in enrolling in a future CDL Class A training program, please email

Image of CDL Participants
Front row (l-r):  Steven Bush of Calcium, Tiffany Taylor of Calcium, Desiree Smith of Watertown

Back row (l-r): John McGuire of Watertown, Joshua Elias of Baldwinsville, Shawn Cean of Watertown, Aaron Wendell of Three Mile Bay, Wayne Fetterman of Calcium, Nathaniel Saddler of Watertown, and Philip Lueders of Black River


Story by:

Pamela Dixon

Additional Information:

Public Relations Department, Jefferson Community College, (315) 786-2392, Email Public Relations

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