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Forklift Operator Training Offered in December


Forklift Operator Trainingwill be offered in a two-day class on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 3 from 6 to 10 p.m. in Room YA-132, The Yadkin Center, 1001 College Drive, Yadkinville.

Currently there are 2,000 jobs in North Carolina requiring Forklift Operator skills according to NC Works data. The certification is provided by the National Safety Council.

Class topics include basic design of lift trucks, stabilization of trucks, maintenance, repair costs and safety aspects in operation. The course is a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on driving practice. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. The cost is $79. Call (336) 386-3398 to register. You may also register online at

Virginia residents will pay the same tuition rate as North Carolina students for this Workforce Training course. There are many grants and scholarship opportunities available to help pay for many of these courses. Students should complete the form at to see if they are eligible. Surry Community College can assist students with job search, job applications, and resumes.

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