CTL, CCC join career center for truck-driving classes

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CTL Transportation and CCC Transportation, together with the Ridge Career Center in Winter Haven, Fla., have begun a partnership to train students interested in obtaining a Class A commercial driver’s license.

As part of Florida’s Polk County Public School System, Ridge Career Center will provide students with nationally accredited Class A tractor-trailer driver training. Upon graduation from the training program, students will have the opportunity for immediate employment through Auburndale, Fla.-based CTL Transportation or CCC Transportation.

The first three-week training class began on Feb. 5 at the Winter Haven campus. The program teaches students through a combination of in-class and on-the-job training, and students start earning a salary after the third week. New classes are scheduled to begin every three weeks.

“We are genuinely excited to begin this training partnership and look forward to creating quality training experiences and employment opportunities for each student attending the program,” says Lisa Harden, director of Ridge Career Center.

To benefit from this partnership, a student driver first should apply to CTL Transportation or CCC Transportation. Those companies then will sponsor qualifying students to attend the driver training program at no cost, in exchange for completing one year of employment with the sponsoring company immediately after graduation. Sponsored students must repay the tuition loan only if they do not complete one year of employment with the sponsoring company.

To enroll, or for more information on Ridge Career Center driver training program, call 863-419-3060 or go to www.polk-fl.net/ridge.