Three area men are the first to receive commercial driver’s license certification through a new program offered this year at the College of Menominee Nation.
Graduating on June 30 were Weston Fredenberg, of Gresham, Adam Waukau Sr., of Keshena, and Shannon Tucker, of Middle Village.
The men earned the Class A CDL certification required for employment in over-the-road driving of semitractor-trailers for commercial use. The national requirement applies to drivers of any type of vehicle weighing 26,001 pounds, or 10,001 pounds with any type of trailer towed.
The training is a pilot series offered as a collaborative effort of the college, Menominee Job Center Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act program, Bay Area Workforce Development and Fox Valley Technical College.
Enrollment for the July CDL session at CMN has reached capacity, but a waiting list of eligible applicants is being developed. An August session is planned.