SVCC Truck Driving School offers opportunities

Published 10:29 am Friday, August 5, 2016

“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 Sept. 12 through Oct. 20 and also Nov. 7 through Dec. 15.  In South Boston, the classes will be held Sept. 19 through Oct. 27 and Nov. 14 through Dec. 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.