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January 8, 2020 11:00 AM, EST

Ohio Career Center Expands Trucking Classes to Meet Growing Job Needs

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Butler Tech’s popular commercial trucking program is expanding to Clermont County in Ohio as part of a recently announced expansion of its truck driving training program.

The Butler County-based career school system is partnering with Grant Career Center and the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center at their Batavia campus in Clermont County.

“Butler Tech has been providing training for commercial driver licenses for eight years and now, through this partnership, we are able to spread the impact by providing the curriculum, the trucks and even our instructors to help other career tech centers in need,” said A.J. Huff, spokeswoman for Butler Tech.

According to the most recent information available from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, there are 73,200 commercial trucking jobs in the state. Butler Tech officials said there are 8,600 CDL driver jobs available in Ohio alone.

Butler Tech began the CDL classes in 2012.

Much of Southwest Ohio is attractive logistically for manufacturers and other industries that use ground transportation shipping, as the region is within a day’s drive of 60% of America’s population.

Butler Tech’s CDL training can be completed in five weeks for a Class A license or three weeks for a Class B license.

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