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 $40,000 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 truck drivers.

What graduates have to say…
Upon deciding I wanted and needed a career change, truck driving seemed to be the best option available. I am from the greater Chicagoland area and had many choices of driver training schools to choose from, many that were much closer to my home. I did my research and after careful deliberations as well as many discreet conversations with employers as to whom they looked upon as the best trainers in the industry, I made my decision to attend John Wood in Quincy. Trust me when I tell you, this is one of the premiere driving schools in the entire state. FIVE STARS to ALL of the instructors and a huge thank-you to John Wood for helping me get a fresh start in a new career.

James Barker
Truck Driver Training Certificate, JWCC 2015
Dot Transportation, Inc., Mt. Sterling