Free training available

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Ready for a new career that requires no training costs to you and will pay you a starting salary of $40,000 a year with benefits? If so, you need to attend the 1 p.m., Jan. 24 information session at the Trimble County Library to find out how you can apply for the opportunity for free training to become a long-distance moving van driver.

The federally funded free job training is a being offered by KentuckianaWorks, the Workforce Investment Board for the Greater Louisville, which includes Trimble County. The three-week course is a combination of classroom work and hands-on skills building designed in partnership with the American Moving and Storage association and Jefferson Community and Technical College. The classes are held at the downtown Louisville JCTC campus.

Classes are planned each month until this spring to fill the 250 moving van operator vacancies in this area.

“This is an excellent opportunity for-Trimble County men and women who have dreamed of becoming long-distance drivers to get training to become moving van drivers,” said Jerry Powell, Trimble County Judge-Executive. “The moving and storage industry needs more drivers, and companies in the region are ready to hire people for these good-paying, middle-class jobs.”