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CDL instructor speaks at Optimist Club

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Bud Hewett, Sunrise Optimist president, presents guest speaker, Andy Anchondo with a gift of appreciation while club member and July’s speaker coordinator, Jenna Secrist looks on. (Submitted Photo)

Andy Anchondo, the Commercial Driver’s License instructor at ENMU-Roswell, spoke at Sunrise Optimist Club’s latest Wednesday meeting. Andy’s presentation was quite interesting and very informative.

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell has one of the only “state-of-the-art” simulators for in the area. It simulates all kinds of weather conditions as well as road hazards you possibly could find on the highway.

He stated he wants to produce entry-level drivers with this program. It is a 16-week program with 100% graduation rates. Each graduate receives a Certificate of Employment. The average salary for an entry-level truck driver is $55,000 a year, and with a few endorsements, it could be as high as $100,000 a year.

Other technical programs out at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell are welding, automotive and HVAC, heating and cooling.

Want to hear what’s going on in Roswell? Want to know more about the Sunrise Optimist Club and its objectives and goals for the youth of Roswell, join the Sunrise Optimist Club any Wednesday morning, at 7 a.m., at Lovelace Hospital cafeteria, or contact membership chairman, Roger K. Burnett at 420-9420.