NSCC offers truck driving school

Staff report

Northwest State Community College in Archbold has announced a partnership between the college and Keller Trucking of Defiance beginning this fall.

NSCC President Dr. Tom Stuckey said Professional Truck Driver School, the short-term certificate program for obtaining a Class A CDL license, is being revitalized. Students 18 years of age and older are eligible to enroll in the program, which prepares them through classroom and hands-on learning. Three courses worth 18 credit hours will be taught by experienced instructors who have worked in the industry. Graduates can then test for their CDL through the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

Keller Trucking, an affiliate of Keller Logistics Group, is one of the largest trucking companies in the region. The company is working with NSCC in marketing and recruiting qualified students for the truck driving program, and will provide resources to the program and incentives to students to help defer the cost of training.

“We are excited to work with NSCC on bringing more people into the profession of truck driving,” said Bryan Keller, CEO of Keller Logistics Group. “Our partnership will provide the students of the Professional Truck Driver School not only a cost effective way to enter the profession but will also provide them the best education locally. We are committed to growth and anticipate hiring many of the graduates of this program.”

For more information, call 419-267-1249 or visit NorthwestState.edu.

Staff report