Employees who are certified in forklift, clamp truck and reach truck operation are in demand

Paul D. Camp Community College is meeting the demand for a growing industry by offering a forklift, clamp truck and reach truck 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 opportunities of employment in this industry.”
 
The course will begin Tuesday, November 29, and continue through Thursday, December 1, from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., at Paul D. Camp Community College’s Franklin Campus, 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 is $150. Scholarships in the amount of $100 are available. The deadline to register is by Monday, November 28, at 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the workforce office, 757-569-6050, or email workforce@pdc.edu.