Get ready to hit the open road and start your career as a safe, professional, commercial driver
Announced September 2019: Truck Driver Training is a program training option for the Open Door – Workforce Equity Initiative, which will provide short-term, post-secondary education/training to help participants gain employment in high-wage and in-demand occupations. The initiative will serve more than 100 low-income students; 75% of whom must be African American. LLCC will waive tuition and fees, and provide a stipend, transportation and child care assistance, along with other support to ensure program participants are successful in completing their training program and securing gainful employment. To learn more, visit www.llcc.edu/open-door-wei.
Key Program Features
According to a 2015 report by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), nearly 70 percent of all freight is transported in trucks on the nation’s highways and qualified drivers are in high demand nationwide.
Students can train for a trucking career with LLCC’s Truck Driver Training program, which combines both classroom and a hands-on approach to obtaining a class A commercial driver’s license with all endorsements. Classes are taught by professionals who have years of teaching experience as well as over-the-road driving experience.
Students can complete the program in four weeks (day) or six weeks (night). Upon completion, students have the basic skills to become a safe, professional, commercial driver and secure an entry-level position in the trucking industry.
Due to retirements and industry growth, in 2015 the ATA predicted the trucking industry would need to hire 890,000 new drivers through 2025. In May 2016, the median annual wage for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $41,340, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
LLCC offers the following program to successfully equip you for a career in the trucking industry:
Time to completion: 4 weeks (day) or 6 weeks (night)
The program has four 2004 and one 2016 Freightliner tractors with straight 10 speeds and 53′ box trailers. Learn more about the program and what is covered in the four-week training.
Investment in Your Future
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Location: From Interstate 55, take exit 90 at Toronto Road and go east. Follow Toronto Road until you come to the stoplight at the entrance to LLCC. Once you arrive on campus, make the first turn right. We are located straight ahead in the Workforce Careers Center. Enter the doors on far left (east) end of building. Our office is located immediately to the right through the double glass doors next to the stairs.
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