JWCC truck driver training program to be host of open houses in March in Quincy, Pittsfield

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QUINCY — The truck driver training program at John Wood Community College is offering two informational open houses, with registration also available for upcoming classes.

The Quincy open house will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 20, at the JWCC Workforce Development Center, 2710 N. 42nd. The Pittsfield open house will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 27, at the JWCC Southeast Education Center, 39637 260th Ave.

Representatives will share how the program has revised its training in response to the new federal regulations regarding obtaining a CDL. Admission requirements, funding options and career opportunities in the trucking industry will be discussed. Attendees will learn about a 16-credit hour, financial-aid-eligible, logistics/truck driver training certificate.

The program uses industry-standard equipment as teaching tools. Class A CDL drivers are in unprecedented demand. Students will be actively recruited by numerous trucking companies representing local and national firms. Some employers may fund tuition costs.

The open houses are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the truck driver training program by calling 217-641-4971 or 217-641-4914. Information is available at www.jwcc.edu/truck.

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