July 9, 2020 Marshall, Texas - Texas State Technical College's Workforce Training department will offer a commercial driver's license course later this summer.
The course will begin on Monday, August 3. The permit part of the course will be taught through WebEx. The skills portion of the course will be taught at TSTC's Marshall campus. The course lasts five weeks, Monday to Friday. It will enable students to earn a commercial driver's license permit, with testing being done at the Texas Department of Public Safety in Kilgore.
"Safety is a huge concern at TSTC," said Dirk Hughes, TSTC's executive director of Workforce Training in Marshall. "With the state having to deal with the virus, TSTC is taking measures to ensure the safety of its students and instructors. Masks will be worn by students and staff, and the trucks will be sanitized upon the switching of drivers. Safety and health are important to us."
Tuition for the course is $1,950 for the first six people to sign up and increases to $3,900 for additional participants.
With 10 campuses across the state, Texas State Technical College helps to strengthen the Texas workforce with highly skilled, technically competent graduates. Operating on a unique funding model based on student employment outcomes, the college celebrated 55 years of service to the state of Texas in 2020. For more information, visit tstc.edu. Some of the occupations that Workforce Solutions of East Texas has listed as needing commercial driver's licenses include industrial truck and track operators, excavating and loading machine operators, and heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers. For more information on the commercial driver's license classes, contact TSTC's Workforce Training department at 903-923-3374. For more information on Texas State Technical College, go to tstc.edu.