QUINCY — New federal regulations regarding obtaining a CDL will take effect in early February 2022. The truck driver training program at John Wood Community College will host an open house at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Workforce Development Center, 4220 Koch’s Lane.
During the open house, representatives will share how the program will respond to these changes by revising its training. Admission requirements, scholarships/funding options and career opportunities in the trucking industry will be discussed. Attendees also 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. Numerous trucking companies will actively recruit students for the program, representing both local and national firms. Some employers may fund tuition costs.
The open house is free and open to the public. Attendees should wear a face mask. Social distancing will be maintained.
The next class starts Jan. 10. For information, contact the Truck Driver Training program at 217-641-4971 or 217-641-4914.