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BridgeValley Community and Technical College Selected to Receive State-of-the-Art CDL Driving Simulators

[South Charleston, W. Va.] – BridgeValley Community and Technical College is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as one of the six West Virginia Community and Technical Colleges to receive state-of-the-art commercial driver’s license (CDL) driving simulators. This exciting development is made possible through a congressional earmark secured by Senator Manchin's office via the West Virginia Community and Technical College System (WVCTCS). The funding, totaling $1.4 million, will provide BridgeValley CTC with three cutting-edge TranSim™ Truck Driving Simulators manufactured by L3 Harris.

The TranSim™ Truck Driving Simulators offer best-in-class simulation-based training for commercial truck drivers, providing a safe and controlled environment for hands-on experiential learning. These advanced simulators enable students to practice critical decision-making skills, enhance their practical training, and improve driver assessments. With adjustable scenario difficulty and a wide variety of training objectives, the simulators can replicate different terrains, road conditions, and atmospheric situations, ensuring comprehensive driver training.

BridgeValley CTC is grateful for the support received from Senator Manchin's office, which led to the successful acquisition of these state-of-the-art simulators. The congressional earmark, combined with matching state funds from Governor Justice's office, has made this significant investment possible. The college acknowledges the commitment and collaboration of both Senator Manchin and Governor Justice in advancing vocational education and training in West Virginia.

To ensure the seamless integration and utilization of the simulators, BridgeValley CTC will participate in a two-day on-site training event for instructors from each participating institution. This training event, conducted by L3 Harris, will provide instructors with the necessary expertise to effectively utilize the simulators and deliver high-quality training to students.

BridgeValley CTC would like to express its gratitude to both Senator Manchin and Governor Justice for their unwavering. The acquisition of the TranSim™ Truck Driving Simulators marks a significant milestone in the college's commitment to providing outstanding vocational education empowering students to excel in the transportation industry.

Further details regarding training, delivery, and installation will be provided in the upcoming weeks. BridgeValley CTC eagerly anticipates the successful implementation of the simulators and the subsequent enhancement of its CDL programs. The college remains dedicated to fostering a skilled workforce that meets the demands of a rapidly evolving job market.