KLLM Transport Service recently announced a new partnership with Hinds Community College to offer a truck driver training program. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools approved the partnership between Hinds and KLLM. The participants will receive college credit hours for their truck driving training.
Currently only accepting applications from Texas and Mississippi for their full driving program, KLLM offers men and women an education opportunity that leads to full time profitable employment. The school also offers a free refresher course to residents of the lower 48 states who already possess a Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL).
KLLM Driving Academy’s curriculum consists of three phases to prepare students to hit the road. Phase 1 classroom instruction prepares drivers for the road through a series of training simulators. The second phase is a 12 day session of on-the-road driving training that gives students real road experience before their licensing test.
Graduates of KLLM Driving Academy who have obtained their CDL are ready for the third and final stage. A six week internship with a certified driver trainer prepares students through the final stretch before they take to the road themselves. After completing the internship, new drivers are guaranteed an entry level driving job with KLLM.
Students are encouraged to apply for the program regardless of finances. A $4,000 scholarship is available to cover the cost of the academy for any driver who drives for KLLM for one year after graduation.
To make this partnership cost effective and possible, the instructors’ salaries and driving simulators are paid for by government grants. The grants are a portion of a nearly $2.3 million United States Department of Labor fund aimed at expanding targeted training programs for unemployed workers, especially those impacted by the foreign trade.
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For more information about KLLM Driving Academy, call 1-800-925-5556 or apply online.
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