July 19, 2013
Milwaukee Area Technical College will offer a truck driving technical diploma beginning this fall.
Graduates of the 10-week program will be prepared for entry-level positions as local or over-the-road truck drivers. Students will develop their driving skills through classroom, lab, range and roadway experiences. Courses also will emphasize cargo management, records maintenance, vehicle inspection and U.S. laws and regulations pertaining to commercial vehicle operation. Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to take the Class A or Class B CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) exam.
WORKnet, Wisconsin’s workforce and labor market information system, projects a 20.9% increase in heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver jobs from 2010 to 2020. The national projection is 21%.
Classes begin Sept. 9 at MATC's Oak Creek Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave.
Contact MATC staff at (414) 571-4500 for additional information.
An information session for individuals interested in the program will be held Thursday, August 15, at 9 AM in Room A120 at the Oak Creek Campus.
Media contact: Kathleen Hohl, firstname.lastname@example.org; 414-297-5208 (office); 414-235-7105 (cell)