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Published 6/12/2003
Truck Driving Program Offered at Owens Workforce and Community Services Division

Looking to start a new profession? Area residents considering a career in truck driving can now pursue such an opportunity by participating in the Truck Driving Program at Owens Community College.

The Truck Driving Program offers classes both in the daytime and evening at the College's Workforce and Community Services Division, 2249 Tracy Road. The two daytime sessions are Monday through Friday, July 7 - August 8 or August 18 - September 22 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Evening classes are available, Monday through Friday, June 23 - August 7 or August 18 - October 1 from 4-10 p.m. Weekend sessions also are offered to students.

During the 200-hour program, individuals will acquire the knowledge and skills to operate tractor-trailer equipment with over-the-road training on city, county and state highways. They also will gain experience in handling a tractor-trailer during all types of traffic situations. Students will be given assistance in finding employment after successful completion of the class.

"The graduates of this program have a wide range of employment opportunities," said Jim Kronberg, Owens Director of Special Projects for the Workforce and Community Services Division. "Whether they prefer to work locally or nationally, truck driving is financially rewarding and the number of job openings far exceed the number of available drivers."

Enrollment in the Truck Driving Program is open to any area resident and formal admission to the College is not required.

To register for the Truck Driving Program, or for more information, contact Owens' Workforce and Community Services Division at (567) 661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357. A list of courses also is available on the Internet at www.owens.edu

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 24 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, 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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