Instructor Added for Southern’s CDL Program

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Jeff Trout will be the instructor for Southern WV Community & Technical College's new CDL program.



Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College has a new commercial driver’s license (CDL) program and a new instructor to boot.


Jeff Trout worked at Appalachian Regional Healthcare for the last 31 years as their Transportation Manager and says he’s thrilled to be educating future drivers through the new CDL program at Southern.


Trout is a lifelong resident of Pike County, Ky. and attended Moorehead State University.

He says the mountains are home to him, his wife Sonja and their two boys.


His move to education is steeped in family tradition. His mom started her teaching career in a two-room schoolhouse. Trout says he knows how crucial this program is to both our local and national workforce.


“I will do my absolute best to make sure these students enter this competitive job market with all the needed knowledge and skills to shine.”


Trout says the move to Southern has been a smooth one.


“The faculty and staff have gone above and beyond in making my transition seamless,” Trout says. “We’re building something new here and I look forward to furthering great relationships with my colleagues and students.”


“I couldn’t be more excited about this program,” President Dr. Pamela Alderman said. “Jeff is a perfect fit for us. This program is going to make a big impact for so many students.”

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