to rise to 200,000 over the next decade. Trucking companies are turning down
business for want of workers. So how did Surry Community College respond? They
saw the need for a new Truck Driver Training Program that is now graduating
15-20 new truck drivers per session.
|No industry seems hotter than trucking right now|
According to a recent article in the Mt. Airy news, this new
program is a revamp of a truck driving program that SCC used to have through a
private company. Dr. David Shockley, Surry Community
College’s President said about the program, “There are currently job openings
for truck drivers locally and nationally. We developed this program as a direct
response to the requests from local truck driving representatives who need
skilled applicants to fill job vacancies.” Moreover, the tuition for a local
resident is under $2,000 and can help individuals get jobs
that, according to the Department of Labor, can pay more than $38,000 for
decision by Surry Community College. They saw a business opportunity and
capitalized. Great businesses can come from great decisions, right?