Paul D. Camp offers forklift class

Published 9:51 pm Thursday, April 25, 2013

Paul D. Camp Community College is meeting the demand for a growing industry by offering a forklift and reach truck operator certificate course.

“With new construction and the expansion of existing facilities, the demand for warehouse and distribution center employees is increasing every day,” said Randy Betz, PDCCC vice president of workforce development. “In response, the college created this non-credit course to enhance chances of employment in this industry.”

The course will be held April 30, May 1 and 2, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Regional Workforce Development Center in Franklin, 100 North College Drive. Students will participate in forklift and reach truck driving drills and learn OSHA safety procedures. Upon successful completion of the class, participants will receive a forklift operator certificate, a reach truck certificate and OSHA safety certificate.

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The cost of tuition, which includes the textbook, is $150, or $100 with a CenterPoint scholarship, which are available with proof of GED or high school diploma. For more information, call the workforce office, 569-6050, or email