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JWCC Truck Driver Training Program Hosting an Open House on Dec 6 – Addressing Federal Regulation Changes

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December 2, 2021

JWCC Truck Driver Training Program Hosting an Open House on Dec 6 – Addressing Federal Regulation Changes

New federal regulations regarding obtaining a CDL will take effect in early February 2022. The Truck Driver Training Program at John Wood Community College will host an open house on Monday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Workforce Development Center, 4220 Kochs Lane, Quincy.

During this open house, representatives will share how the program will be responding to these changes by revising its training.  Admission requirements, scholarships/funding options, and career opportunities in the trucking industry will be discussed. Attendees will also learn about a 16-credit hour, financial-aid eligible, Logistics/Truck Driver Training certificate.

The program uses industry-standard equipment as teaching tools. Class A CDL drivers are in unprecedented demand.  Numerous trucking companies will actively recruit students for the program, representing both local and national firms. Some employers may fund tuition costs.

The open house is free and open to the public. Attendees should wear a face mask; social distancing will be maintained.

The next class starts Monday, January 10. For information, contact the Truck Driver Training program, 217.641.4971 or 217.641.4914.


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.