Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Goodwill now offering truck driver training in Buncombe County

Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is pleased to announce its newest program in Buncombe County, Professional Truck Driver Training. This program is a four-week professional tractor-trailer driver training school for individuals who wish to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License and be qualified to obtain employment as an entry-level professional driver within the transportation industry.

Offered in partnership with TransTech and Buncombe County Schools, the Professional Driver Training School gives clients the opportunity to earn their Commercial Drivers License and is committed to the highest quality training standards by instructors with decades of professional driving experience. All trainees drive over mountainous terrain or multi-lane city driving, navigating real life conditions required for professional tractor-trailer driving in a safe and monitored environment. The class is being offered in response to the increasing need for professional truck drivers in the area.

“As a result of the partnership with Goodwill Industries and the over 50 trucking companies that hire our student graduates, TransTech, Inc. will be able to provide employment opportunities to all graduates immediately following the completion of training,” said Ron Osborne, Vice President of TransTech. “In addition, with the assistance of the Workforce Investment Act and Goodwill, financial assistance is offered to qualified individuals who may lack funding for the training.”

“We are excited to partner with a company that has such a great reputation in the industry. TransTech has the integrity that we expect at Goodwill. They interview each candidate to ensure a good fit with the profession prior to their enrolling in the class,” said Josh Pierce, Asheville District Director of Workforce Development. 

For more information regarding the professional truck driver training program, contact David Guzman, TransTech Recruiter at (828) 464-8001 or Goodwill Industries at (828) 298-9023 ext. 1112.

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