Careers and Employment

The need for truck drivers is expected to grow 21% by the year 2020, and JWCC truck driver training students are highly sought by many prominent companies. Recruiters from numerous firms visit each class, and students are also provided with contact information for dozens more. Many students have multiple job offers prior to completion of the program.
Initial annual wages range from $35,000 to over $50,000, depending on the company and other variables. Many experienced drivers earn considerably more.

"Witte Brothers recognizes and appreciates the advanced training and professionalism of graduates from schools such as John Wood Community College , offering courses certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute.  A PTDI certificate from JWCC means a driver’s credentials will be accepted nationwide."

Brent Witte, President
Witte Bros. Exchange, Inc., Troy, Missouri


Training for this certificate prepares students for immediate employment as Class A heavy truck drivers.

What graduates have to say…
Chuck Woodyard Family“The instructors were very personable and knowledgeable. They helped to prepare me for a job with great pay, benefits, and home time that I could make a career out of,” Chuck says. “And as a successful graduate of the program, I didn't have to worry about going out and hunting for a job. The employers came looking for me. It was just a matter of choosing which one worked best for me and my family.”

“With the training and certification provided by John Wood’s Truck Driver Training program, there are always jobs available. This means always having a secure and rewarding career that allows me to provide for my family.”

Chuck Woodyard
Truck Driver Training Certificate, JWCC 2006
B & N Trucking, Mt. Sterling