Terra State Community College has expanded its partnership with Trainco Inc. Truck Driving Schools to provide truck driving and forklift training on Terra State’s campus.
Terra State used to have its own truck driving program, but partnered with Trainco in 2013 to expand the program in Perrysburg. Eight years later, classes will be coming back to Terra State, making the training more accessible to Fremont area students.
Trainco currently offers CDL-A classes that can be completed in as little as three weeks. The partnership will offer day, evening, and weekend classes on the campus of Terra State and will assist in immediate job placement.
Terra State also provides truck driving training students access to college credits while they earn their CDL. Each participant receives 6.5 college credits that can be used toward a degree at Terra State. The credits for these classes are earned upon completion of the Trainco CDL training.
“This is a great opportunity to provide CDL training to our communit, with our service district more conveniently located for students and employers,” said Dr. Andrew Shella, dean of the technology and skilled trades division.Truck driving training classes start on March 8. To register, contact Trainco at 419-837-5730.
The expanded partnership offers a forklift operation certificate, which is awarded after completing one four-hour class.
“Now, the new hybrid truck driver is called a combination worker,” said Ken Howell, president at Trainco, “These combination workers have to load and unload their trucks, so it is especially important to have both a CDL-A and the forklift certificate as truck driving evolves.”
The cost for the forklift operation certificate is $259 and classes are currently running for one day each month. To register, contact the Kern Center at 419-559-2464.