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PSC Truck Driver Training Program Paves the Path for a New Career

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Prairie State College (PSC) is paving the path for those interested in a career as a truck driver with its truck driver training program. Classes run year round with new sessions beginning every month. Information sessions for the program are scheduled for March 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. in Room 133 of the Adult Training and Outreach Center, located on PSC’s main campus, 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights.

In the program, students learn the skills to become safe, professional truck drivers, enabling them to secure employment in an entry-level position in the trucking industry. In addition to behind-the-wheel training, students learn logbook keeping and map reading.

“This program is designed to prepare unemployed or under-employed individuals for the commercial driver’s license testing so they can obtain professional truck driver positions with over-the-road trucking companies,” said Dave Wilkinson, coordinator of the truck driver program.

Students benefit from small classroom sizes with a student to teacher ratio of six to one, and an over-the-road ratio of three to one. The small over-the-road ratio gives students more driving time. Classes are taught by professionals who have years of teaching and over-the-road driving experience. Job placement assistance is available upon completion of the program.

The program will be held at a new facility located at 191 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights. The college purchased the former vehicle emissions test station on Halsted Street and the adjacent two vacant lots on Chicago Heights/Glenwood Road last fall to house the program.

Students must be 21 years of age or older, hold a valid State of Illinois license, and meet Department of Transportation medical requirements to enroll in the program. For more information, contact Wilkinson at (708) 709-7811.

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