Paul D. Camp Community College recognizes need for forklift training

Paul D. Camp Community College is meeting the demand for a growing industry by offering a forklift operator certificate course.


“With new construction and the expansion of existing facilities, the demand for warehouse and distribution center employees is increasing every day,” said Randy Betz, PDCCC vice president of workforce development. “In response, the college created this non-credit course to enhance chances of employment in this industry.”


The course will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin, 100 North College Drive. Students will participate in forklift driving drills and learn OSHA safety procedures. Upon successful completion of the class, they will receive a forklift operator’s certificate and OSHA safety certificate.


The cost of tuition, which includes the textbook, is $115. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 21. For more information, call the workforce office, 757-569-6050, or email