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Free training program in transportation, distribution and logistics

Categories: News | Author: Lynn Whalen | Posted: 3/7/2014 | Views: 879
For long-term unemployed
Lincoln Land Community College is offering a second free program targeting long-term unemployed persons for training in the transportation, distribution and logistics industry.

The program, held in conjunction with the Illinois workNet Center in Springfield, includes classroom training in warehousing, logistics, forklift and truck driver training.

To be eligible for this free training, individuals must be unemployed or with only a part-time job for the last 27 weeks or more, and have received unemployment benefits sometime in the last three years.  Employers who hire program graduates may qualify for up to half of the training wages paid for up to six months.   

Information sessions have been scheduled for 10 a.m. on March 20 and April 10 at the LLCC Workforce Careers Center on the Springfield campus, March 27 at LLCC-Jacksonville, April 4 at LLCC-Litchfield, and April 11 at LLCC-Taylorville. 

The program is made possible by a $250,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.  The next session of training will be scheduled to begin later this spring.

More information is available from Bob Howard, director, LLCC Truck Driver Training, at 786.2565 or bob.howard@llcc.edu.

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