Donation by Superior Carriers benefits students earning CDL at South Louisiana community college

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(Crowley, La.) – A donation from Superior Carriers will help train future truck drivers at South Louisiana Community College.

The college’s Commercial Vehicle Operation program received a tank trailer from Superior Carriers this week. This addition will be used to train students at SLCC’s Morgan City and New Iberia campuses in addition to the program’s primary campus in Crowley.

“Having a variety of vehicles to practice your driving skills is what sets our program apart,” said Charlotte LeLeux, Program Lead for CVO. “SLCC’s truck driving program offers students the opportunity to get real-world experience by driving dry vans, flatbeds, drop deck, and tank trailers. This gives them the skills they need for job placement.”

After hiring several graduates of the CVO program, Superior Carriers wanted to support the program and that’s when they decided to donate the tank trailer.

“We need qualified drivers and know that they need to be trained on equipment used in the industry. We want to support this program which is helping us meet our workforce needs,” said Tammie Poe, Terminal Manager with Superior Carriers.     

The college’s CDL Class A training program is a comprehensive 245-hour (classroom and behind the wheel) covering the DOT rules and regulations, pre-trip inspection, and over the road skills.  Classes are offered at SLCC’s Crowley, New Iberia, and Morgan City campuses.

SLCC’s Commercial Vehicle Operation program is offered through the Corporate College division. This division was created in 2015 to offer continuing education courses, leisure learning programs, and customized training for businesses across 10 campuses. Short-term training programs to prepare community members to meet the demands of area businesses is its focus.

For more information about SLCC’s CVO program, please contact the Corporate College at (337) 521-9028 or workforce@solacc.edu.

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