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  • SWATC Celebrates 1000th Professional Truck Driving Student
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 11/19/13 - 03:05 PM | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (CEDAR CITY, Utah) - Richard Bales is the celebrated 1000th student to complete and receive licensure through the successful, seventeen year old Professional Truck Driving program on the SWATC campus. “I was ready for a career, not just a job and THIS IS IT!” Bales will begin his new career behind the wheel on Monday, November 18, 2013 when he joins Prime Trucking – a job he proudly attained before graduating. “My friend just finished this class. I knew the school, the class and the career were right for me. Now, I will be financially stable and able to support my family.”

    Bales boasted about the value of the class and states the most valuable portions of the program are the access to the instructors and the ability to spend quality time on the road in the vehicles. Instructor Luck Felsted shared about his time with Bales, “It was obvious from the start that Ric was very serious about getting his CDL so he could go to work to provide for his family. He paid attention to instruction, and tried to implement it into ‘real world’ practice.”

    SWATC celebrated briefly with Bales before he left to begin his new journey. The campus gave the student a kit complete with on the road essentials – a mag light, calculator, a leather man tool and the essential road trip snack, beef jerky. Later this week the campus will have a formal celebration including lunch for the current students and proud instructors.

    Program Coordinator, David Terry beamed as he shared, “I am very proud of our program and the opportunity it gives students.” The six week, 240 hour program includes classroom and practical training to prepare students for licensure. While preparation for licensure is a focus of the program, students are given tools to be knowledgeable drivers with a foundation of safety and sound skills. The cost is approximately $3,000, varies based on the student’s desired certifications, and is one of the 26 programs qualified for Veterans Education benefits and local employment sponsorship.

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    Amber Atchison
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    November 20, 2013
    You are a great father Rick! Congratulations on you new career!
    Jesse N
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    November 20, 2013
    I am so proud of you Rick!!! Congrats brother see you on the road

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