CDL of AL Announces New DEPTHS Program, Offering Selected Students Free Tuition

by | Mar 8, 2021 | News

As 2020 created hardships for millions of people across the country, those of us at CDL of AL knew we wanted to have a positive impact on our local community in 2021. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with Genesis Church of Gulf Shores and the launch of the new DEPTHS Program. 

Under the DEPTHS Program, CDL of AL will accept one student each month to attend the full CDL training course and have their tuition completely covered under the DEPTHS Scholarship. Once the selected student has earned their CDL, we’ll then focus on career placement and continue to help them meet both their professional and personal goals through mentorships and connections with local community leaders. 

In addition to professional leaders, CDL of AL’s partner, Genesis Church in Gulf Shores, will further assist in the success of each DEPTHS student. Genesis Church’s impact in the local community, along with their motto and mission, “Everyone’s Welcome. Nobody’s Perfect. Anything’s Possible,” makes them the perfect partner for the program. 

The Mission of the DEPTHS Program

The goal of the DEPTHS Program is to train and mentor students while focusing on the person as a whole. We want to give each student that goes through the DEPTHS Program the tools to grow both professionally and personally, and the resources to change their life for the better. 

While our CDL course provides excellent CDL Class A skills training, we strive for each student to leave the program with all of the skills, mindset and confidence needed to take on the professional world. Our DEPTHS Program simply takes this mission a step further while providing even more resources to the most committed individuals. 

DEPTHS is an acronym for Develop, Educate, Pursue, Track, Hire and Support, and each letter stands for a part of the training the student will undergo. 

  • Develop – focuses on developing character, heart, and the employability of the student. 
  • Educate – teaches professionalism, finances, the law of the road, and beyond. 
  • Pursue – explores the career options and available industries.
  • Track – discusses goals, challenges, and growth. 
  • Hire – works with employers and focuses on stability and viability. 
  • Support – mentors the student and focuses on accountability, as well as making and keeping connections. 

CDL of AL has enlisted a board of professional leaders who are available to offer mentoring and accountability as the student progresses through the program and graduates, entering the commercial driving world. The professional leaders are successful in their industries and will be there for the student every step of the way.

Meet Ronald: The First Graduate of the DEPTHS Program

We’re thrilled to say that the first graduate of the program is already on the path to success in the industry. Ronald had been planning on training for his commercial driver’s license for twenty years before finally deciding it was time. He recently graduated from the program and plans to return to CDL of AL to encourage and train future students. 

“I didn’t choose CDL of AL, CDL of AL chose me. It’s hard to explain; it just worked out,” Ronald tells us. “I had an excellent experience with the program, and I’m convinced it was God’s plan!”

Apply for the DEPTHS Program Online Now

CDL of AL encourages any and all interested applicants to apply for the program, including those who can’t afford CDL training on their own but want to venture into a new career in the industry.

We are always looking for committed individuals who want to change their life for the better. 

If you or someone you know sounds like the perfect fit for DEPTHS, you can apply on our website now. 

Keep in mind, even if you aren’t selected for the DEPTHS Program, CDL of AL may still be able to help you find ways to cover CDL training, whether through available sponsorships or grants. All you have to do is reach out.