McLane/Ancora Training

Discussion in 'Trucking Schools and CDL Training Forum' started by Minnesnowta, May 16, 2022.

  1. Minnesnowta

    Minnesnowta Bobtail Member

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    Just was curious if anyone has gone through this training with Ancora sponsored by McLane.

    I know McLane pays you while you attend and covers all tuition and testing costs. I’m curious if anyone has gone through it and had any feedback regarding the course.

    Any insights would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Heavy Load Member

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    It would seem Ancora is just about everywhere, positioned as a 3rd party provider of training for various programs, to include some Community Colleges.

    If you are in MN, have you considered going somewhere like Riverland Community College in Albert Lea for CDL training? That way you aren't locked in a contract and you get actual training to pass a CDL exam, not a "just enough for our tester to say you passed" CDL mill. Dakota County Technical College and St Cloud Technical and Community College also have CDL programs. In addition, you may qualify for a WIOA grant... let Uncle Sam pay for the training instead! Stop by your local Workforce Center to find out about grant eligibility.
     
  4. DesperateCDLstudent

    DesperateCDLstudent Light Load Member

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    I’m guessing that you don’t want or have the money to pay out of pocket, and you’re interested in working with McClane. So the rest doesn’t matter. Don’t overthink it. Pass the class.
     
  5. Minnesnowta

    Minnesnowta Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for your input. I definitely already looked at a lot of options regarding my schooling both private and public.

    I ultimately decided, that I couldn’t afford to take off a month of work to go to school and then potentially another several weeks to land a job, (Interview, background checks, drug test, etc) and get my first paycheck.

    Going with a company that not only is paying for my tuition, paying an hourly wage while I attend, and then guaranteeing me a job afterwords was a no-brainer for me-even if I have to sign a contract.

    This is what lead me to make this thread. I was hoping to hear from students who have gone through the program themselves and could possibly give some input as to what to expect. I’m anxious to start so was thinking that talking about it might calm my nerves.

    All in all, I’m just excited to start this new chapter in my life and wanted to chat with some guys/gals in the industry.
     
  6. RandomInternetAdvice

    RandomInternetAdvice Bobtail Member

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    I went through the Ancora training with McLane in Minnesota here a few months back.

    Ita a perfectly fine way to go. The contract is not a big deal. If you leave you pay back the training cost which is fair. It's only 3k. They paid for it after all. You still have what you earned in the classroom.

    You'll be fine to drive after you pass. You don't need some super special school. You will go with a trainer after you get your cdl. That person will show you everything you need to drive without hitting things. I don't think any driving academy is going to show you how to drag a 53 footer with a sleeper into the Family Dollar or Walgreens....
     
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