SCC graduates truck drivers


Surry Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program recently graduated its 12th class of students being placed directly into jobs with recruiters present at graduation. Pictured, from left, front rown, are Timothy D. Moore of Winston-Salem, Zachary K. Hunter of Westfield, Yesenia Resendiz of Dobson, Mark S. Elledge of Wilkesboro, Christopher Mark Johnson of Mount Airy; back row, Erik V. Cotton of Yadkinville, Kai D. Dowell of Winston-Salem, William Preston Harris of State Road, Brandon L. Burdette of Winston-Salem, Timothy M. Miller of Lansing and Rickey D. Casstevens of Boonville.


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Surry Community College’s Truck Driver Program held its 12th graduation ceremony on March 29 at The Yadkin Center. One hundred twenty-one students have now completed the program that is placing graduates right into jobs with recruiters attending the graduations.

Dr. Wayne Matthews, Yadkin Center Director, opened the ceremony by welcoming graduates and their guests, as well as thanking graduates’ family members for their provided support throughout the nine-week program.

Truck Driver Training Program Director Roger Chester spoke on the vast opportunities in the transportation field and commended the students for their outstanding in-class performance. The program’s Lead Instructor Harold Curtis also praised the graduates on their noteworthy work ethic and encouraged them one last time before entering the transportation field that safety is key in their line of work.

Eleven students received certificates for completing the nine-week program that is a collaborative effort between Surry and Caldwell Community College. Certificates were awarded to the following graduates: Brandon L. Burdette of Winston-Salem, Rickey D. Casstevens of Boonville, Erik V. Cotton of Yadkinville, Kai D. Dowell of Winston-Salem, Mark S. Elledge of Wilkesboro, William Preston Harris of State Road, Zachary K. Hunter of Westfield, Christopher Mark Johnson of Mount Airy, Timothy M. Miller of Lansing, Timothy D. Moore of Winston-Salem and Yesenia Resendiz of Dobson.

For more information, contact Dr. Wayne Matthews at (336) 386-3584 or matthewsw@surry.edu.

Surry Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program recently graduated its 12th class of students being placed directly into jobs with recruiters present at graduation. Pictured, from left, front rown, are Timothy D. Moore of Winston-Salem, Zachary K. Hunter of Westfield, Yesenia Resendiz of Dobson, Mark S. Elledge of Wilkesboro, Christopher Mark Johnson of Mount Airy; back row, Erik V. Cotton of Yadkinville, Kai D. Dowell of Winston-Salem, William Preston Harris of State Road, Brandon L. Burdette of Winston-Salem, Timothy M. Miller of Lansing and Rickey D. Casstevens of Boonville.
http://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_TRUCK-DRIVER-GRAD-12.jpgSurry Community College’s Truck Driver Training Program recently graduated its 12th class of students being placed directly into jobs with recruiters present at graduation. Pictured, from left, front rown, are Timothy D. Moore of Winston-Salem, Zachary K. Hunter of Westfield, Yesenia Resendiz of Dobson, Mark S. Elledge of Wilkesboro, Christopher Mark Johnson of Mount Airy; back row, Erik V. Cotton of Yadkinville, Kai D. Dowell of Winston-Salem, William Preston Harris of State Road, Brandon L. Burdette of Winston-Salem, Timothy M. Miller of Lansing and Rickey D. Casstevens of Boonville. Submitted photo
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