JWCC Truck Driver Training Program Hosting an Open House August 2

JWCC main campus building
July 19, 2021

JWCC Truck Driver Training Program Hosting an Open House August 2

The Truck Driver Training Program at John Wood Community College will host an open house on Monday, August 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Workforce Development Center, 4220 Kochs Lane, Quincy. The event is free and open to the public.

Representatives from the Truck Driver Training Program will give a brief presentation reviewing admission requirements, scholarships/funding options, and career opportunities in the trucking industry. Attendees will also learn about a 16-credit hour, financial-aid eligible, Logistics/Truck Driver Training certificate, as well as an online 8-week class.

“Over 2,000 students have earned a Class A CDL license through our program but not all become over-the-road (OTR) drivers,” noted Assistant Professor of Truck Driver Training Phil Steinkamp. “Many students attend the program to become linemen or to work for municipalities. A Class A CDL opens so many doors.”

The program uses industry-standard equipment as teaching tools and courses are certified by the Professional Truck Driver Institute. Class A CDL drivers are in unprecedented demand. Students in the program will be actively recruited by numerous trucking companies representing local and national firms. Some employers may fund tuition costs.

The next class starts Monday, August 23. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., for seven weeks plus a one-week pre-session. For information, contact the Truck Driver Training program, 217.641.4971 or 217.641.4914 and visit jwcc.edu/truck.


John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.