EDGERTON, Kan. – Johnson County Community College is breaking ground on a new CDL training facility in Edgerton on January 30.  Construction is expected to begin in late January with competition in the summer of 2024.

The site will include a classroom building with a testing/simulation room and outdoor space for new drivers to practice their skills.

“JCCC has been an important partner for the City of Edgerton and ElevateEdgerton! since the beginning of Logistics Park Kansas City. We appreciate JCCC’s continued investment into our community with their new standalone training center,” says Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts. “Truckers literally keep this country moving and, as we all saw during the pandemic, are essential to the economy.”

JCCC says in the last year, 636 students completed Commercial Driver’s License training with JCCC Workforce Development and Continuing Education. It is anticipated that the completed range will nearly double the number of students JCCC will be able to serve.

Commercial truck driving is a growing industry with competitive starting pay. Some first-year drivers earn $50,000, and team drivers can make more than $70,000 a year. Many companies in the industry offer great bonuses and incentives for specific positions.

Visit the JCCC CDL program page for additional details about the program. JCCC offers free orientation sessions for interested students throughout the year.