GARDEN CITY, NY, January 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — SUNY Nassau Community College (NCC), the largest single-campus community college in the SUNY college system, partners with Ancora Corporate Training (Ancora) to offer Commercial Driver License (CDL-A) training programs to SUNY Nassau students.
The SUNY Nassau Workforce Development Center offers a number of lifelong learning programs that enhance student skills and advance their careers. Ancora will manage the training program for CDL-A training, which helps prepare individuals to become professional truck drivers, one of the nation’s most in-demand careers. Classes are expected to start mid-February.
There is a national shortage of CDL drivers, and companies that operate vehicle fleets are scrambling to fill these positions and alleviate the current challenges facing the national supply chain. According to Indeed.com, there are more than 4,000 job openings for entry-level full-time drivers in the garden city region alone with an average starting salary approaching $70,000. Recognizing the significant opportunity this shortage presents for its students, Nassau Community College chose Ancora to implement these training programs, citing Ancora’s depth of experience and schedule flexibility as some of the key reasons for their decision.
“At SUNY Nassau Community College we strive to provide students with the skills and knowledge to advance their careers and become active members of the community,” said Marc Lauch, Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Nassau Community College. “As the demand for professional drivers grows, more and more people are realizing that getting their CDL is quick access to a high-paying, in-demand career. We are excited to enhance our training courses by workforce development for our students.”
SUNY Nassau offers a number of funding options, including scholarships, for students to ensure that learners from nearly all socioeconomic backgrounds can participate in vocational training. For more information on these and other courses offered by the NCC Workforce Development Training Centre, visit https://www.ncc.edu/continuingeducation/workforcedevelopment/.
ABOUT SUNY COMMUNITY OF NASSAU UNIVERSITY
SUNY Nassau Community College is an institution where nearly 14,000 full-time, part-time, workforce development, and continuing education students begin and continue their successful journeys in higher education. More than 80 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus centrally located in Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in the New York State SUNY System, SUNY Nassau offers high-quality education and excellent support services, providing students with a solid foundation for future success. SUNY Nassau graduates join a network of hundreds of thousands, representing professionals in health, law, education, business, and government. Visit www.ncc.edu for more information.
ABOUT ACORA CORPORATE TRAINING
Ancora Corporate Training is a division of Ancora Education. Ancora Education is a Texasbased in New York which includes Ancora Corporate Training as well as a group of private post-secondary schools in convenient locations across Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Caroline from the south, Tennessee, and Texas. Brands owned by Ancora Education specialize in allied health, wellness, practical nursing, IT, business and management, CDL truck driving, professional trades, safety, skilled trades, art and design. Ancora brands include Ancora Corporate Training, Arizona Automotive Institute (AIA), Berks Technical Institute (BTI), Edge Tech Academy, McCann School of Business and Technology, Miller-Motte College (MMC), Platt College, South Texas Vocational Technical Institute (STVT), and The Creative Circus.
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