JWCC Truck Driver Training Program Hosting an Open House September 27

JWCC main campus building
September 24, 2021

JWCC Truck Driver Training Program Hosting an Open House September 27

The Truck Driver Training Program at John Wood Community College will host an open house on Monday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Workforce Development Center, 4220 Kochs Lane, Quincy. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees should wear a face mask; social distancing will be maintained.

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 eligibility, Logistics/Truck Driver Training certificate, as well as an online 8-week class.

“Students can expect job security, a potential life-long career, and an incredible return on investment,” explained Steinkamp. “Eight weeks of classes to a $40,000 per year career is just the beginning—many experienced drivers earn $60,000 or more. Our Open House is the perfect time to ask questions and learn more about this exciting program.”

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 both local and national firms. Some employers may fund tuition costs.

The next class starts Monday, October 18. 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.

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.