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Academic Partners

Partnership Services for Academic Organizations

Passage CDL School proudly offers transformative partnership opportunities for community colleges and other academic organizations seeking to enhance their educational offerings and connect students with promising career paths. Our unique Academic Partnership Program aims to empower community colleges by providing comprehensive Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training, catering to students aspiring to excel in the transportation and logistics industry. Through this collaboration, Passage CDL School contracts with community colleges to provide a turnkey solution for offering a CDL program under their college, including expert instructors, first-rate training facilities and vehicles, and a proven curriculum that covers both theoretical knowledge and hands-on driving experience. This program not only enriches the educational diversity of community college offerings but also equips students with practical skills that are in high demand within the job market, ultimately fostering stronger ties between education and industry.

By teaming up with Passage CDL School, our Academic Partners gain a strategic advantage in attracting and retaining students seeking rewarding and stable careers in transportation. This partnership enables colleges to expand their vocational training portfolio, enhancing their reputation as institutions dedicated to students’ success and employability. The collaboration fosters a seamless transition for students, from classroom instruction to behind-the-wheel practice, all while benefiting from Passage CDL School’s industry connections for potential job placements. Through joint marketing efforts, community colleges can effectively showcase this innovative training pathway, attracting aspiring commercial drivers and further solidifying their position as vital hubs for skills development and career advancement.

Why Academic Organizations Partner with Us

Industry Expertise and Resources: Community colleges may often require more specialized expertise and resources required to develop a comprehensive CDL training program. Passage CDL School offers a turnkey solution with experienced instructors, up-to-date curriculum, and modern training facilities, eliminating the need for colleges to invest significant time and effort into program development.

High Costs to Internally Develop a CDL Program: Starting a CDL training program from scratch can be financially daunting for community colleges. Costs associated with acquiring and maintaining suitable commercial vehicles, maintaining training facilities, and hiring qualified instructors can strain budgets. Partnering with Passage CDL School allows colleges to share these expenses while ensuring high-quality training, making the program financially viable.

Industry Connections: Building strong connections with transportation and logistics companies for job placements is crucial for CDL training programs. Passage CDL School already has established relationships with industry players, which can provide community college students with better access to job opportunities upon completion of their training.

Compliance and Regulation Challenges: The trucking industry is heavily regulated, and compliance with state and federal requirements is critical for CDL training programs. Passage CDL School possesses deep knowledge of these regulations, ensuring that the program remains compliant, reducing the administrative burden on community colleges.

Marketing and Outreach Efforts: Promoting a new CDL training program and attracting students can be challenging for community colleges. Passage CDL School brings its established brand and marketing expertise to the partnership, helping colleges effectively market the program to potential students and industry stakeholders, thereby increasing enrollment and industry recognition.

By partnering with Passage CDL School, community colleges can overcome these pain points and offer a robust CDL training program without the need to navigate these challenges alone. This collaboration not only ensures a high-quality educational experience but also enhances the colleges’ credibility and reputation within the transportation industry, attracting more students and increasing the likelihood of successful program outcomes.

Academic Partnership Benefits

Turnkey Program Implementation: Passage CDL School offers a complete and ready-to-implement CDL training program, sparing community colleges the time and effort required to develop their own curriculum, hire instructors, and secure training resources. This feature allows colleges to swiftly launch a high-quality program and focus on student success.

Expert Instructors and Modern Facilities: Partnering with Passage CDL School grants community colleges access to a team of experienced instructors who are well-versed in both classroom instruction and practical driving training. Additionally, colleges gain access to state-of-the-art training facilities and equipment, ensuring students receive hands-on experience in a safe and professional environment.

Industry Connections for Job Placement Assistance: Passage CDL School’s extensive network of industry contacts facilitates smoother transitions for students from training to job placement. Community college students benefit from these connections, increasing their chances of securing well-paying positions in the transportation and logistics industry upon completion of the program.

Regulatory Compliance Assurance: The trucking industry is heavily regulated, and maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations is paramount for CDL training programs. Passage CDL School’s expertise ensures that all aspects of the training program align with the latest industry standards and regulations, relieving community colleges of compliance-related burdens.

Enhanced Marketing and Outreach Support: By partnering with Passage CDL School, community colleges gain access to proven marketing strategies and materials that effectively promote the CDL training program. This includes leveraging Passage CDL School’s established brand, increasing program visibility, and attracting a larger pool of potential students.

Credentials & Approvals

  • Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Career Schools and Colleges
  • US DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) Training Provider Registered
  • Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) approved
  • Workforce Solutions (Texoma Board)¬†High Demand Job Training (HDJT) Program approved and Eligible Training Provider List registered

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Passage CDL School partners with academic organizations as a full-service provider to develop a CDL program for your college or school. Expand your curriculum, increase student enrollment and continuing education hours at your college by offering a CDL program with us and inquire about our academic partnership program below.