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TRUCK DRIVING AT TCC TAKES A TURN FOR GROWTH
Public Open House set for Saturday, April 23

 

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (April 12, 2005) – At its 25-year anniversary, truck driving at Tidewater Community College plans to prepare even more drivers to fill empty seats in the trucking world.

With a need for 1,800 truck drivers forecasted for 2012 in Hampton Roads alone, TCC has plans to ramp up its programs. The college plans to add evening and weekend classes and more levels of licensing preparation.

To share what trucking offers at TCC, instructors will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, at the Portsmouth Campus. (Map link to 7000 College Drive: http://www.tcc.edu/welcome/locations/portsmouth/info/auto.htm.) Visitors will see demonstrations of driving skills and how a simulator puts learners in the seat, replicating the truck-driving experience.

Members of TCC’s truck driving advisory board will be present; they represent nine firms:
Capitol Concrete, Consolidated Logistics Center, Contractors Paving Inc., D.D. Jones, GTL Transport Co., Givens, Golden State Foods Corp., Swift, and Wilson Trucking.

For more information, call TCC’s Information Center at 822-1122.

 

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Laurie White
Media Relations
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu

 
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