By Fiona Vernon
For years, parents and teachers alike have stressed to children that the key to obtaining a lucrative career is a higher education. In today’s society, this is becoming more and more accurate. Unfortunately, furthering ones education can be a costly and time consuming endeavor that not everyone can be a part of. Although many careers require potential employees to have a four-year degree from an accredited institution, there are others that can be just as lucrative without requiring a long-term educational commitment. Some such careers are those pertaining to truck driving or heavy equipment operation.
Right now, skilled drivers are wanted to operate tractor-trailers and heavy equipment being used to transport oil and gas equipment from one location to another throughout Pennsylvania and across the United States. With the gas and oil industry continuing to expand, more and more drivers are being sought to work these positions. However, the drivers for these positions need to have the proper oil and gas industry training and certifications before they can begin working on one of these sites. That is where Great Lakes Truck Driving School comes in.
Since 2008, this local truck driving school -located southeast of Lorain, Ohio– has been helping provide individuals from across the country with the short-term education they need to become a successful truck driver or heavy equipment/ construction equipment operator. More importantly, Great Lakes Truck Driving School allows students to enroll in both truck driver training programs and heavy equipment/construction equipment programs at one facility. They even offer a gas and oil industry safety course alongside these more traditional programs.
By offering this gas and oil industry safety course at their facility, Great Lakes truck Driving School has become one of the few schools in the nation –and the only within the region—to offer all truck driver training programs, heavy construction equipment programs, and an oil industry safety course in one location. Some of the more traditional truck driver and heavy construction equipment programs offered by this truck driving school include:
- 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
Furthermore, students can enroll in the gas and oil industry safety course offered by Great Lakes Truck Driving School alongside any of the truck driver training or heavy construction equipment programs this educational facility has available. Although listed as a single course, there are many individual portions to this oil and gas industry training that makes it an essential course for anyone looking to join the drilling industry:
- 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
Students from Mentor, Findlay, and across Ohio have already enrolled in these courses in an effort to diversify their skills and obtain a more lucrative career. Today, students from across the United States continue to choose Great Lakes Truck Driving School to obtain the oil and gas industry training they need to become an essential part of the drilling industry and more. With complimentary lodging, low tuition rates, and an experienced staff of educators to go along with these diverse programs, it’s no wonder so many have chosen to enroll at Great Lakes Truck Driving School over the years.
For more information on Great Lakes Truck Driving School, visit www.greatlakestds.com. Otherwise, feel free to call 866.932.3436 to schedule a tour of their facility or to speak to one of their knowledgeable staff members today.
Great Lakes Truck Driving School
27740 Royalton Rd
Columbia Station, OH 44028