(Photo Above: Lisa practices backing up during the Sweetwater Area’s recent program, which included additional training with Mountain West Driving School and Western Wyoming Community College for operating forklifts and other industrial equipment.)

“The women in my group were unstoppable and exceptionally courageous. I am so grateful to the Climb program and that cowboy spirit in Wyoming that has inspired us to be independent and self-sufficient.”

–Lisa, 2021 Commercial Driving Graduate

 The Sweetwater Area’s recent Commercial Driving training included four weeks behind the wheel learning to operate 70-foot, 40,000-pound semi-trucks. The moms drove in rain, snow, and ice to complete final testing and earn CDL licenses that will offer a wide range of career opportunities. Together, they addressed challenges that might have kept them from finding job success in the past. They gained confidence and are now filling critical transportation positions in our community’s workforce, with high-paying careers that will change their families’ lives.

CDL Training Included:

 4 weeks of driving skills training
Forklift, skid steer, and Mobile ElevatedWork Platform training
Workplace Professionalism

 Current Employer Partners:

FedEx Freight
Lewis and Lewis
R&D Sweeping and Asphalt
Sweetwater County Road and Bridge

(Photos Above: Merissa shares how Climb has made a difference for her personal journey as she launches a new career. Katrina celebrates her commencement from the Sweetwater Area’s recent Commercial Driving training with her daughters. )