October 2020 is the first month of the fourth quarter of 2020. COVID-19 has changed everything yet, the trucking industry remains a excellent industry to be in. Many jobs in the State of Alaska require a CDL as a prerequisite. Our students have access to our job portal after they complete our training programs where job listings are updated monthly.
CDL Training: Our CDL programs are one to one training every day. We have trained more than 100 students this year. Our drivers are driving 600-1000 miles per course. You’ll get more seat time with KPDI! Call to work with Sarah on your personalized training program to get your CDL in Alaska.
Our Beginner CDL Training exceeds ELDT (Entry Level Driver Training) federal requirements in Alaska. In leu of classroom instruction, our trainings are COVID-19 friendly with a CD-ROM based training to completed your classroom instruction. We are scheduling CDL Trainings for December 2020. Student housing is also available with private rooms.
Grant Funding: KPDI was approved for 2020-21 DOL STEP grant funding. Applications are available by request on our website and are reviewed by KPDI staff. We always encourage prospective students to contact DOL Career Support & Training Services (CSTS) for even more possible grant funding options.
New Driver Training: Our next new driver course begins on November 7th. There are spaces available for this class. IDEA & Connections Funding accepted. This program includes 8 hours of classroom instruction followed by 8 hours of one to one driving lessons and the road skills exam.
Knowledge Exams: We are currently waiting for confirmation that the state will recognize the FMCSA waiver extension to allow us to continue to offer CDL knowledge exams in Alaska.
Fingerprinting Appointments: Walk ins are no longer accepted. Appointments during enrollment hours are required Set up an online appointment here or call 855-347-8371
IdentoGo appointments for fingerprinting for TSA Pre-Check, HazMat Endorsement & TWIC cards are scheduled on the following days this month:
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
This week new TWIC Cards are arriving very quickly after enrollments. If you have a TWIC card required for your employment be sure to plan ahead and check your expiration date on your existing TWIC card. New TWIC cards can take up to 2-3 weeks to arrive.
Administration and student support staff have limited office hours. CDL Training packets are available in the lobby of our office in Kenai, Alaska.