Owens Community College’s Workforce and Community Services is partnering with TRAINCO, Inc. in Perrysburg to offer area residents the opportunity to earn college credit while enrolled in the national company’s Professional Truck Driving School and Career Center.
As a result of the collaboration, students pursuing their commercial driver’s license (CDL) through TRAINCO, Inc. will be able to apply the educational training and experience achieved toward an associate’s degree in technical studies or a related field at Owens. Each student will receive five college credit hours from Owens upon completion of their CDL training at TRAINCO.
TRAINCO, Inc.’s Professional Truck Driving School and Career Center offers four-week daytime classes, five-week evening programs and 14-week Saturday- or Sunday-only courses. Classroom instruction covers such areas as logbook maintenance, road map comprehension, stress management, nutrition and road rage. Hands-on training includes driving maneuvers, coupling and uncoupling and progressive shifting, as well as urban, rural and interstate driving skills.
TRAINCO offers CDL classes in Perrysburg, as well as in Taylor and Lansing, Mich. TRAINCO President and Founder, Ken Howell, established the three schools with the idea that “a CDL license is a diploma for the working person.”
For more information, call Owens’ Workforce and Community Services at 567-661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, ext. 7357, or TRAINCO at 419-837-5730. Interested individuals can also visit www.owens.edu and www.traincoinc.com for additional details.