VC Commercial Truck Driving course begins Jan. 26

Victoria College’s next Commercial Truck Driving course begins Monday, Jan. 26.

During the seven-week course, students will experience both classroom and behind-the-wheel driving activities. The coursework includes:

  •     Public, street and highway driving
  •     Emphasis on safety, rules, regulations and techniques
  •     Opportunities to meet with recruiters from the trucking industry

As part of the course, students will take the Commercial Driver License written and driving examinations at the Department of Public Safety. Graduates of the course will be eligible for any entry-level employment in the trucking industry.

Students are required to have a valid Texas driver’s license and complete a Texas Department of Public Safety physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.

“Victoria College’s Commercial Truck Driving course is a popular class due to the excellent employment opportunities in this industry,” said Mary Pullin, VC’s Workforce & Continuing Education program specialist. “Truck drivers continue to be in high demand, and employers in the Eagle Ford Shale area are seeking to recruit graduates from our program.”

Students can participate in the hands-on training, which includes driving an 18-wheeler and a tanker truck, and use VC’s state-of-the-art truck simulator. Graduates of the course can get a job in just seven weeks, Pullin said.

In the Golden Crescent region, truck drivers earn an average of $16 per hour or $33,000 per year and can earn as much as $51,000 annually.

For more information, contact Victoria College’s Workforce & Continuing Education Department at (361) 582-2528.

Published: Tuesday, 16 December 2014

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