The Daily Express

Truck Driving Classes Offered at Owens Workforce and Community Services Division

Students can learn to drive a truck in less than six weeks and start a new career through the Truck Driving classes offered this summer and fall at Owens Community College.

Acquire the knowledge to operate tractor-trailer equipment with over-the-road training on city, county and state highways. Students gain experience handling a tractor-trailer in all types of traffic situations. Besides 200 hours of classroom and hands-on training, assistance also is provided in finding employment after successful completion of the class.

"The graduates of this program have a wide range of employment opportunities to choose from since the number of job openings far exceed the number of drivers available," said Jim Kronberg, Owens Director of Special Projects for the Workforce and Community Services Division.

The two daytime classes meet from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 8 - August 9 or August 19 - September 23 at the Toledo-area Campus, Oregon Road. Evening classes are available from 4-10 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 8 - August 21 or August 26 - October 10.

Enrollment in the Truck Driving class is open to everyone and formal admission to the College is not required.

This class is offered through the Owens Community College Workforce and Community Services Division, 2249 Tracy Road in Northwood. To register for this class, or for more information, call (567) 661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357 on the Toledo-area Campus.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing community college of its size in the nation. On the Toledo-area and Findlay campuses, Owens serves more than 36,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and the lowest tuition in Northwest Ohio. Owens Community College offers over 100 career-oriented programs and majors in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.

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