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Columbia Station, OH, United States, 2012/02/08 - Great Lakes Truck Driving School, a CDL & heavy equipment training facility in Northeastern Ohio, expands course offerings to include oil and gas certification programs - GreatLakesTDS.com.
Great Lakes Truck Driving School is pleased to announce the addition of its new Oil Field Safety Certification Course. Located in Lorain County Ohio, Great Lakes Truck Driving School is one of the few training facilities in the nation to offer professional driving, heavy equipment operation, and oil & gas industry training all in one location.
The school received full accreditation from the International Association of Drilling Contractors to provide graduates with a Health, Safety, and Environmental RIG PASS Card and SafeLandUSA Endorsement. The school’s new Oil Field Safety Course also includes certifications in OSHA, First Aid, and Rigging.
This course was developed to meet the anticipated demand of workers due to the Marcellus and Utica Shale Exploration. The school has already located ten drilling contractors that are seeking to immediately fill over 4,000 positions with a starting annual pay between $50,000 and $65,000. These companies have indicated a need for CDL Drivers and Heavy Equipment Operators with a preference for the credentials offered in the Oil Field Safety Certification Course.
“Much of our school’s success has come from understanding where the demand is for jobs and how our graduates can get those jobs. The oil and gas industry is one of those areas, as this is an industry that will be supplying jobs to our state for many years to come.” Doris Young, Owner of Great Lakes Truck Driving School.
Since its opening in July 2008, the school has trained and placed over a thousand graduates into careers as professional drivers and heavy equipment operators. The new course is anticipated to provide even greater job opportunities for graduates.
The Oil Field Safety Certification Course is scheduled to begin February 27th, 2012. For more information, call 866-932-3436.