Sampson Community College Truck Driver Training Site

Organization:
Sampson Community College Foundation, Inc.
Amount:
$200,000.00
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Sampson
Description:

This grant provides funding to Sampson Community College (SCC) to construct a paved driving range near its main campus for its existing truck driving program. The Sampson Community College Truck Driver Training program, started in 2007 with help from Golden LEAF, currently uses a private business’ parking lot in Duplin County for training. The existing lot needs resurfacing and is used by other businesses. The college plans to move the training site to Sampson County to save the cost of repairing property they do not own. SCC instructors will be able to train additional students on a larger training site. The current truck driving program cannot meet demand for the program from employers or students. SCC has a waiting list of over 200 people who want to enroll in the program. The Clinton Committee of 100 has donated property for the site, and the SCC Construction and Building Trades program will build the classroom. The college will use NC Connect Bond funds to pay for the majority of the project ($1,300,000).

Contact:
Mrs. Lisa H. Turlington PO Box 318 Clinton, North Carolina 28329 (910) 900-4072
Areas Served:
Sampson

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