Seward County Community College celebrated its graduating class from its Commercial Driver’s License program with a lunch ceremony on Wednesday.
Jose Pando, Oscar Chavez, Elias King, Brandon Smith and Jesus Morales took the six-week course starting in October and each received a commercial driver’s license certificate.
According to Michael McCarthy, lead instructor of the CDL program, each student already has a job lined up.
“Between 97 to 95 percent of the students will have a job after completing the program,” McCarthy said. “All five students have jobs lined up.”
According to Ed Kentner, director of social media at National Carriers, the company partners with SCCC and looks at the program for future drivers.
“We know they have a good program and good foundation,” Kentner said. “They do things right (in teaching drivers) and not in a slipshod way.”
The program is 264-hour program (over six weeks) and offered six times a year. Students have to complete at least 240 hours to graduate.
The next session will begin Jan. 8. For more information, contact the SCCC admissions department at 620-417-1102.