“The economy relies on our ability to efficiently
move materials and products,” said William Gary,
executive vice president of the College’s Workforce, Community
and Economic Development division. “Without skilled personnel,
the entire process breaks down.”
offers a technologically advanced training home
for the next generation of truck drivers. Interactive classrooms
and a simulator featuring a 180-degree windshield view connect
students to the most up-to-date information in the industry.
Acres of asphalt outside the building provide
ample space for behind-the-wheel practice. Four tractor-trailers
can be on the driving pad at one time.
A state CDL testing office — one of only 16 in
Ohio — also operates at the site.
In addition, the center includes a training space
to equip workers with the expertise demanded for jobs in
fast-paced warehouses — places like the Amazon facility located
a mile away from the College’s new site.
There’s also a cavernous bay area for a future
diesel engine technician program.
The College previously operated its Truck Driving
Academy at a smaller site in Euclid. Demand for more training
led the College to seek out a new location. Voter approval of
Tri-C’s bond issue request in November 2017 made the move
The overall package of programs and services
available at the center is unique in the industry, said Ian
Wilson, director of the center.
“Nobody else has what we’re offering here at
Tri-C,” Wilson said. “The idea is to look at the whole logistics
cycle. We’re keeping pace with an evolving industry and getting
people ready for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”
For more information on the open house, or to
RSVP for the event, contact Jenneffer López at
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