By Fiona Vernon
As time goes by, more and more companies across Western Pennsylvania and throughout the United States are looking for individuals with a specific degree to join their work force. Due to the high cost of tuition in many 4-year colleges, obtaining a higher education with a degree to go with it is not always financially feasible. However, obtaining a lucrative career shouldn’t be limited to being a holder of some kind of college level degree. Great Lakes Truck Driving School believes this, and that is why they are proud to offer a variety of truck driver training courses and heavy equipment programs at their facility at a low tuition rate.
Through these courses, this heavy equipment training facility in Northeast Ohio can help individuals obtain the certifications they need to begin a rewarding career in truck driving or heavy equipment operation. Best of all, these courses can be completed in a matter of weeks –not years—so you can move into your new career at a much faster rate. Have you considered a career in the drilling industry? In order to help prepare students for their next career move in the Steubenville, Ohio area and beyond, Great Lakes Truck Driving School offers oil industry safety training in conjunction with their traditional programs. Once this safety course is completed, students who have also completed their primary courses will be able to work on oil and gas fields near Columbus, Ohio and many other locations across United States!
With the oil and gas industry continuing to grow, their need for skilled truck drivers and heavy equipment operators grows as well. After all, the oil and gas industry relies on many different types of vehicles to transport materials and work on site to keep everything on schedule. For this reason, consider incorporating Great Lakes Truck Driving School’s oil industry safety training course into the heavy equipment or truck driver training courses you enroll in this year. Included in this brief safety course to prepare you for working on an oil or gas field is the following:
- OSHA-30 Certification
- MSHA Training & Certification
- First Aid/CPR/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens Safety Training & Certification
- OSHA Crane & Rigging Training
- Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Safety Training & Certification
- IADC Rig Pass / Safeland USA Certification
- Aerial Work Platform & Rough Terrain Forklift Training
Through this safety training, you can open the doors to more career choices as a truck driver or heavy equipment operator that may not be open to you otherwise. However, there are still many other training programs available at this truck driver and heavy equipment training facility in Northeast Ohio for you to enroll in to help you begin your new career path:
- Class A CDL Training (Tractor-Trailer)
- Class B CDL Training (Straight Truck)
- Passenger Vehicle & Passenger Bus Training
- Hazardous Materials (HazMat) & Hazpower Training
- NCCER-Certified Heavy Equipment Training
- And More
Afraid you might not be able to enroll in these truck driver or heavy equipment programs due to the long commute you’d have from Columbus, Steubenville, or another location outside of the area? Unlike some locations, Great Lakes Truck Driving School offers complimentary lodging to enrolled students traveling from outside of the region to participate in the courses they offer. After all, Great Lakes Truck Driving School is the only facility in Northeast Ohio –and one of the few in the nation— to offer truck driver, heavy equipment, and oil industry safety training in one location. For this reason, individuals from Steubenville, Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and other areas across the United States choose to enroll in the heavy equipment and truck driver training courses available at this local facility over another.
Although this truck driver and heavy equipment training facility offers complimentary lodging to all students outside of the region until graduation, they also offer travel stipends to students traveling 250 miles or more to enroll in their programs. In this way, Great Lakes Truck Driving School can help more individuals from Columbus, Ohio to Western Pennsylvania and beyond obtain the education they need without having to worry about the cost of lodging. Would you like to learn more about the truck driver or heavy equipment programs Great Lakes Truck Driving School has to offer before enrolling for yourself? If so, feel free to visit their website at www.greatlakestds.com. Otherwise, feel free to call 866.932.3436 to schedule a tour of their facility or speak to one of their knowledgeable staff members today!