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City of Akron CDL Training Applications Available by Wednesday


City of Akron Press Release
Published: 09-30-2013

          Akron, Ohio (September 30, 2013) –  The CDL training applications that were the topic of last week’s press conference and press release will be available by Wednesday at 12 City of Akron Community Centers, the Akron Urban League, and on-line at  Previous announcements and communications indicated that the applications will be available at all Community Learning Centers, that information has been updated and revised.  The 12 Community Centers are as follows:

Balch Street

220 S. Balch St.
Akron, OH 44302

Ed Davis Community Center

730 Perkins Park Dr.
Akron, OH 44320


Ellet Community Center

2449 Wedgewood Dr.
Akron, OH 44312


Firestone Park Community Center

1480 Girard Street
Akron, OH 44301

Joy Park Community Center

825 Fuller St.
Akron, OH 44306

Kenmore Community Center

880 Kenmore Blvd.
Akron, OH 44314

Lawton Street Community Center

1225 Lawton St.
Akron, OH 44320

Mason Park Community Learning Center

700 E. Exchange St.
Akron, OH 44306

Northwest Family Recreation Center

1730 Shatto Ave.
Akron, OH 44313

Patterson Park Community Center

800 Patterson Ave.
Akron, OH 44310

Reservoir Park Community Center

1735 Hillside Terrace
Akron, OH 44305

Summit Lake Community Center

380 W. Crosier St.
Akron, OH 44311

          The City plans to have two classes of 24 resident/students each (48 total) to train to become CDL drivers.  The training will come at no cost to those completing the classes so long as each participant works for the City Akron for at least 90 days during the year following training.  If a resident completes the training, but decides not to work for the City, he/she will have to pay back the training costs. Some of the qualifying individuals selected to participate in the training classes may also be tapped to provide temporary/seasonal work prior to the CSO projects commencing next year.  An outside contractor will be providing the Commercial Driver License training. 

          Residents are encouraged to sign up for the free training classes.  Potential candidates must meet minimum requirements prior to training.  Applications will be collected for two weeks and can be turned in at the Akron Urban League and City of Akron Personnel Department, addresses will be provided on the applications. 

          The CSO equipment operator positions are not yet available, but will be posted prior to the commencement of the CSO projects.

For further information, contact:
Stephanie York
Communications Director
Phone: 330-375-2345
E-mail: [email protected]

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