“If you have a dream, go for it. There is no I can’t because you can,” said Penny Flippo who recently completed her dream of becoming a truck driver after attending the Southside Virginia Community College Truck Driver Training Program.
It was on the advice of her cousin, also a tractor-trailer driver, which led Flippo to the SVCC Program. She knew of the high demand and vacancies for truck drivers in Virginia and saw an opportunity. She took a chance and left her retail job in 2014 to complete Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training at SVCC.
Truck Driver Training classes will be held in Blackstone beginning September 12 through October 20 and also November 7 through December 15. In South Boston, the classes will be held September 19 through October 27 and November 14 through December 22.
Under the new Workforce Credentials Grant Program in Virginia, two-thirds of the class is funded by an outside source and the student may be eligible for WIOA funds and scholarships to cover the other portion of the tuition.
For more information about the program, contact Susan Early at 434 292 3101.