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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 3, 2010
 


Contact:

Josh Kauffman (IDOT) 217/558.0517

Illinois Department of Transportation Invites Public to Sign Up For Free CDL Workshops

Informational Workshop Will Increase Awareness of CDL Requirements


EAST ST. LOUIS - Illinois Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig today announced that the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will host free informational workshops in East St. Louis. Participants will be given information on the basic concepts involved in obtaining a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). The class will serve as a helpful tool toward obtaining a job that requires a CDL.

Interested participants are encouraged to sign up today at one of these locations for this free class:


Tuesday, September 7, 2010
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
East St. Louis City Hall
City Council Chambers, 2nd Fl
301 River Park Drive
East St. Louis, IL 62201

Wednesday, September 8, 2010
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
East St. Louis City Hall
City Council Chambers, 2nd Fl
301 River Park Drive
East St. Louis, IL 62201

Friday, September 10, 2010
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
East St. Louis City Hall
City Council Chambers, 2nd Fl
301 River Park Drive
East St. Louis, IL 62201

“We encourage all interested parties to please take advantage of this wonderful opportunity,” said Illinois Transportation Secretary Gary Hannig. “Many good-paying jobs require a CDL; therefore we are extremely pleased to offer this course in order to assist job seekers today.”

Class “A” CDL License plus ‘N’ or ‘X’ Endorsement and Non-restrictive Air Brakes is required to take the CMS Test for the IDOT Highway Maintainer position. Veteran’s preference also applies to the highway maintainer position.

For more information pertaining to the highway maintainer position and other outreach events, please visit www.dot.state.il.us/diversity/default.asp.For workshop reservations, please call 217/782-2545.
 

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