NFCC, CareerSource North Florida partner to offer new Commercial Driver’s License certification course

Full Tuition Scholarships May be Available; Class Begins Sept. 5

Commercial Trucks Driving on Interstate MADISON, FL – North Florida Community College and CareerSource North Florida are working together to bring a new Commercial Driver’s License-Class A certification program to the College. Regional companies, including Gray Logging, Genesis Timber, M.A. Rigoni, Suwannee Timber Management, Gilman Building Products, and Johnson & Johnson, have also helped NFCC shape the new program to meet local and regional workforce demands.

“Creating the new CDL program at NFCC has been a team effort,” said David Dunkle, Associate Dean of Economic Development and Technical Programs. “The partnership with CareerSource North Florida and other industry partners is a win-win situation for those potential students looking to train and find employment in the trucking industry.”

Classes are set to begin in Sept. 5. To be considered for the program, potential students must be at least 18-years-old and must attend an orientation session to determine program and scholarship eligibility. The first 30 students to successfully enroll in the CDL program at NFCC may have their tuition fully funded by CareerSource North Florida.

Training will focus on basic driving skills; material handling equipment; basic maneuvers such as backing, docking and handling; and safety measures. Students will be taught to drive on various terrains, including city and country roads, and practice driving during both day and night time frames. Classes will be held Monday-Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with hours varying to compensate for night driving requirements.

Required Orientation Session

First Step - Attend Orientation Session at CareerSource North Florida to determine eligibility for program. Contact Amy Webb to schedule an orientation session at 850-973-9675, ext. 112 or email CTStaff@CareerSourceNorthFlorida.com.

Orientation Location - NFCC Career and Technical Education Center (Bldg. 13), RM 221.

Orientation SessionsTime Option 1Time Option 2
June 7, 20179-10 a.m.11 a.m.-12 p.m.
June 21, 20179-10 a.m.11 a.m.-12 p.m.
July 19, 201711 a.m.-12 p.m.6-7 p.m.
August 2, 201711 a.m.-12 p.m.
August 9, 20179-10 a.m.

More information is available at https://www.nfcc.edu/academics/career-and-technical/cdl-class-a-training/index or by contacting the NFCC Career and Technical Education Center at (850) 973-9470.

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