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Dr. Donna Tipton Rogers - TCCC offers truck driver training

TCCC President Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers sits at the driver’s seat of a tractor-trailer.

Qualified and motivated area residents will soon have the opportunity to train for one of the fastest-growing careers in the United States, and that training will be based locally on the main campus of Tri-County Community College (TCCC).

The first step toward the training and obtaining a Commercial Driver License (CDL) requires attendance at the one-day, six-hour Career Readiness for Truck Driving class. At this class, TCCC staff and guest speakers will explain in detail everything required for someone wanting to get their CDL and the extensive training. Questions will be answered regarding the total costs for the training, the time required for classroom and on-the-road experience, and the exploration of the varied career opportunities in the lucrative and fast-growing truck driving field.

The first Career Readiness for Truck Driving class will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 24 at TCCC in Peachtree.

Officials at the College say that the 200-plus hour tractor-trailer course is slated to begin Monday, March 2.

Bringing this training to the citizens of Cherokee, Clay and Graham counties was the “brainchild of our president, Dr. Donna Tipton-Rogers,” said Ginger Hubbard, Payroll and Purchasing Specialist in the TCCC College and Community Initiatives department. “Dr. Tipton-Rogers has been very pro-active in pushing for this training and trying to find the right partner for our communities.”

Tipton-Rogers said the full training is being made possible thanks to a new partnership with a major, nationally recognized truck driving training center.

“I’ve wanted to do this for a long time,” said Tipton-Rogers. “I felt the time was finally right and I am very excited to bring such an opportunity to the people of this area.

“This is a very thorough, but rigorous curriculum that goes beyond the minimum requirements for training in our state,” she said. “This company has been in the training business nearly 35 years and has successfully trained more than 85,000 drivers. Plus, because of their excellent reputation, they have alliances with hundreds of trucking companies and boast a 92% placement rate for their students.”

Hubbard said TCCC plans to hold Career Readiness for Truck Driving classes on a regular basis, however she encourages all who are ready to explore this growing field to attend the class next Tuesday.

To register, or for more information, please contact Ginger Hubbard at (828) 835-4214, or