CF partners with FleetForce to offer truck driver training
A kickoff event will take place 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Webber Center at the College of Central Florida.
The College of Central Florida is partnering with FleetForce Truck Driving School to offer Commercial Driver’s License training at the Ocala campus.
A kickoff event will take place 4:30-6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at the Webber Center at 3001 S.W. College Road. Guests can tour the outdoor obstacle course. Classes will begin March 27.
“CF is a driver of talent development for local employers and we know that our community has become a hub for the expanding logistics sector,” said Jennifer Fryns, associate vice president for career and professional programs, in a news release. “By partnering with FleetForce to offer this hands-on training through our Corporate College, we can help alleviate the truck driver shortage while providing students a new option for an in-demand career in a little as four weeks. Program completers who later develop an interest in continuing their education in logistics and supply chain will then have a head start in CF’s logistics and supply chain certificate and degree programs.”
In mid-February, FleetForce Truck Driving School announced the addition of six new programs in partnership with community colleges in Ocala, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Niceville, Daytona Beach and New Port Richey, and the launch later this year at schools in Lake City and Gainesville. These training sites are expected to produce more than 3,000 new truck drivers annually.
“Truck driving remains at the core of our country’s economic abilities, and we see evidence of the growing need for new drivers every day,” said FleetForce owner Tra Williams in the release. “We’re excited to show what can be done to meet this tremendous need. Thanks to our new locations, there’ll soon be an influx of highly trained professional drivers on the road. That’s going to be a huge help to Florida industries, in addition to the U.S. supply chain and economy.”
To learn more about CF, visit CF.edu. For information about FleetForce, visit fleetforcetruckdrivingschool.com.