MATC to offer truck driving diploma

July 22, 2013

From “MATC to offer truck driving diploma” — Milwaukee Area Technical College will offer a truck driving technical diploma starting this fall that could help fill demand for truck drivers in the state.

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. Once students finish the program they will be prepared to take the Class A or Class B Commercial Driver’s License exam.

Scott Jansen, director of the office of skills development at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, identified heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers as among the top five occupations in greatest demand in the state. He made the comment at a recent Business Journal roundtable on jobs held at The Pfister in Milwaukee.



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