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Paul D. Camp Community College introduces new Truck Driver Training Program

Earn your Commercial Driver’s License in new program!

Are you looking for a career that will help you see new places and meet new people? Where the income, benefits and job security are excellent? Paul D. Camp Community College recently established its own Truck Driver Training Program! As part of the recently announced Workforce Credentials Grant, Virginia citizens are eligible for a substantial financial aid package to achieve a Commercial Driver’s License!

This 240 hour course class will take place in Emporia under the guidance of experienced instructors with first rate equipment. The classroom portion focuses on map reading, trip planning, and truck logs. Other course components include preventive maintenance, highway safety, and handling hazardous materials. Pre-trip inspections and constant backing up, twisting, and turning to maneuver a truck will become habit.

The upcoming class is scheduled for November 7 – December 17 in Emporia. A prospective student must provide the following one week prior to the start of class: be 18 years of age; have a valid Virginia Driver’s License; provide a copy of his/her driving record; pass a D.O.T. physical exam; pass a drug test and permit drug testing during the duration of the program; and have a CDL-A learner’s permit.

For program graduates there is a very high CDL pass rate and job placement rate with participating companies. For more information, contact Randy Betz at 757 569-6064.

Financial Assistance

New Financial Assistance Program

Virginia will be offsetting the tuition of select workforce training programs at community colleges by 66% with the new Workforce Credential Grant (WCG). New incentive funds to offset the cost of tuition
 on select high-demand credentials programs are now available and programs are open for registration. See eligible programs below.

  • Customer Services and Sales Certification
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Manufacturing Technician 1 (MT1)
  • Certified Welder
  • Commercial Driver’s Licence

For more information please contact:
Randy Betz
Vice President, Workforce Development
Phone: 757-569-6064

The Division of Workforce Development of Paul D. Camp Community College offers a variety of training and educational options to meet the needs of new and existing employers, including:

  • Business Start-up and Expansion Training
  • Community Education Courses
  • Consulting, Coaching, and Facilitation Services
  • Customized Training
  • Online Courses
  • Open Enrollment Courses and Seminars
  • WorkKeys Services (Job Profiling and Job Candidate Assessment)

Classes are offered at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin, the Hobbs Suffolk Campus, and the PDCCC Site in Smithfield.

Workforce also offers lifelong learning education courses for professional and personal enrichment, and licensure and certification preparation. Check out our Encore Learning program that is offered in the fall and spring as well as our Kids College summer program.

Regional Workforce Development Center
100 North College Drive
Franklin, VA 23851
Phone: 757.569.6050
Fax: 757.569.6055
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