R-CCC partners with Nucor to construct truck driver training pad

Published 9:10 am Friday, January 27, 2023

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AHOSKIE – Roanoke-Chowan Community College recently completed construction of a new official truck driver test/practice pad located at the Universal Technical Training Center on the college’s main campus.

Nucor Steel Hertford County partnered with the college to fund a portion of the costs to build the training pad.

Roanoke-Chowan area students now may earn Class A Truck Driver Certification (CDL) without having to leave the area to receive behind-the wheel, on the road, practice and certification test.

R-CCC offers a safety-focused CDL Truck Driver Class A training program to prepare students for careers as entry level truck drivers. The course includes classroom and computer training as well as field driving in late-model tractor-trailers exclusively used for student training.

The new training pad is officially designed for testing so students may receive certification locally at R-CCC. The demand for truck drivers has increased and often students are pre-hired by trucking companies even before graduation.

Grants and scholarships are available to assist students with tuition and fees.

For more information about CDL training and certification, contact the R-CCC Office of Continuing Education at (252) 862-1307.