Automotive On-Ramp: Basic Skills for General Service (Tire) Technicians
This is a non-credit training program aimed for participants who do not have previous automotive training. The purpose of the course is to introduce the student to the automotive career pathway. Students are provided with the basic skills needed to be successful in a high performance automotive environment. This class presents shop practices for automotive laboratory and shop safety, identification and use of hand tools, general power equipment and maintenance of automotive shop. The goals include providing job readiness skills needed in the automotive industry, regular application of common shop safety practices, the transfer of basic automotive service skills such as tire services and basic vehicle preventive maintenance, and the cooperative reinforcement of these skills through job-based practice. Designed for adults with limited automotive service experience. Successful graduates will be ready for employment as a general service (tire, battery, lube) technician.
Class A CDL training prepares students to land an entry-level job operating a Class A commercial motor vehicle. Class A vehicles are defined as any combination of vehicles with GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds provided the GVWR of the vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
During truck driver training, students learn the skills required by The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to earn a Virginia CDL.
The VWCC training program covers:
- General Knowledge
- Air Brakes
- Combination Vehicles
- Hazardous Materials Endorsement
Other trucking Endorsements such as Doubles/Triples and Tanker are optional.
In addition, VWCC covers the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as well as many safety topics necessary to provide a student the basic knowledge and skill set as an entry-level driver in the trucking industry.
Location: Thomas Center –
3074 Colonial Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24015