PDCCC sets forklift class

Published 8:19 pm Thursday, July 16, 2015

Forklift, Forklift Clamp Truck and Reach Truck Operator Certificate Course training will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 11-13 at the Paul D. Camp Community College Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road.

“With new construction and the expansion of existing facilities, the demand for warehouse and distribution center employees is increasing every day,” said PDCCC Program Director Bob Hayes.

In 2013, the annual mean wage of material moving workers in Virginia was $34,790-$40,880.

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The program provides training for warehouse and distribution safety awareness, OSHA safety procedures and forklift, reach truck and clamp truck driving. Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a forklift operator’s certificate, a reach truck certificate and an OSHA safety certificate.

The cost of the course is $150. Scholarships are available. Those interested must pre-register by calling the college’s Regional Workforce Development Center at 569-6050.

For more information, call the Workforce Center or visit www.pdc.edu/workforce-development.