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Victoria College truck driving training begins Aug. 5

July 20, 2013 at 2:20 a.m.

Applications are now being accepted for the Victoria College Workforce & Continuing Education Department's truck driving training. Classes begin Aug. 5.

Applications are now being accepted for the Victoria College Workforce & Continuing Education Department's truck driving training. Classes begin Aug. 5.

Students are required to have a valid Texas driver's license and complete a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.

During the seven-week course, students will experience both classroom and behind-the-wheel driving activities. The coursework includes:

Public, street and highway driving

Emphasis on safety, rules, regulations and techniques

Opportunities to meet with recruiters from the trucking industry

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be eligible to take the commercial driver's license written and driving examinations at the Texas Department of Public Safety. Graduates of the course will be eligible for entry-level employment in the trucking industry.

In the Golden Crescent region, truck drivers earn an average of $14.71 per hour, or $29,000 per year.

For more information, contact VC's Workforce & Continuing Education Department at 361-582-2528.

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