CFCC Celebrates Truck Driver Training Graduates
Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce that 19 truck driver training students successfully graduated from the program Friday, August 7, 2020.
The Truck Driver Training program, formerly a curriculum program at CFCC, is now housed in the Continuing Education division at the College, making it a more affordable and accessible option for prospective students.
“You see it everywhere: “Truck Drivers Wanted,” said John Downing, vice president of economic and workforce development at CFCC. “It’s a privilege to train individuals for this in-demand trade, and we take pride in not only training individuals to obtain their CDL, but also building character and confidence in our students.”
The truck driver training program prepares individuals to drive tractor-trailers rigs, teaching proper driving procedures, safe driver responsibility, commercial motor vehicle laws and regulations, and the basic principles and practices for operating commercial vehicles. Graduates of the curriculum are qualified to take the Commercial Driver’s License Exam and gain employment with commercial trucking firms. They may also become owner-operators and work as private contract haulers.
The next class with available space begins August 10, 2020 (daytime), and September 3, 2020 (evening). For additional class dates and registration information, visit cfcc.edu/truck-driver-training .
Arthur Morgan, while working for a non-profit in Baltimore, Maryland driving box trucks with a Class B license decided to utilize the additional time during the pandemic to pursue his Class A CDL and a truck driver training certificate from CFCC. Motivated by the trade’s perpetual job opportunities and flexibility and the program’s reputation and affordability, Morgan was confident in his investment and through the program’s evening class was able to manage a day job and class in the evening. For just under $500 and less than ten weeks’ time, Morgan was able to successfully learn how to maneuver a 53-ft tractor-trailer and obtain his Class A CDL. “The first week, you’re like a scared child behind the wheel of a 53-ft tractor-trailer,” said Morgan. “Then, once you graduate, your head’s big now and you’re a confident, grown man!”