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Technical Training and Transportation

Rapid Workforce Training

Delaware Tech was awarded funding to provide free workforce training in the area of technical training and transportation. The below schedule will be offered at campuses statewide between October 2020 and March 2021.

This free training program was made possible by a Department of Labor grant intended to help the unemployed and underemployed. Seating is limited. Candidates must attend an information session and meet eligibility requirements, which include:

  • Availability for regular attendance each day
  • Possession of a Social Security card
  • Proof of birthdate and US residency
  • The desire to work full-time

Additional specific eligibility requirements will be discussed at the mandatory information session.

Courses are offered in a hybrid format. Hybrid programs conduct the majority of training in an online training format; with some clinical or lab portions conducted in-person, in a small group setting, on the campus or at a clinical partner site. Locations and times/dates will vary depending upon course requirements.

All training programs listed below are offered at no cost to the student. Apply Now! You will be contacted by a Delaware Tech staff member upon receiving your application to attend an information session, at which time course dates will be provided.

Apply Now!

All training programs listed below are offered at no cost to the student.

You will be contacted by a Delaware Tech staff member upon receiving your application to attend an information session, at which time course dates will be provided.

Apply Now!


Program Hours Campus Locations

Heavy Equipment Operator
Join the construction, earthmoving, and excavation industry as a skilled craftsman or equipment operator! Delaware Tech’s 16-week (198 hour) Heavy Equipment Operator Program is a truly unique, hands-on comprehensive program designed to fill the current needs of local employers. The program was developed with industry experts in Delaware utilizing the nationally recognized NCCER curriculum. Students are taught how to perform on the job site as skilled craftsman as well as how to operate heavy equipment through classroom instruction, virtual hybrid lessons and assignments, simulator training, and “in-the-seat” equipment operation. This heavy equipment operator training will include:

  • Backhoes
  • Bulldozers
  • Excavators
  • Skid Steers
  • Loaders

With an aging workforce and large percentage of the industry that is ready to retire, NOW is the time to train for your construction career! *Note: Up to 20 hours of simulator training may take place after class on your own time.

198*

Middletown Training Center

Transportation
This curriculum combines classroom study with practical experience behind the wheel of diesel-powered tractor trailers, on a private skills range as well as public streets and highways. Students will learn the intricacies of handling a variety of truck and trailer combinations, conducting pre-trip and post-trip inspections, proper reporting and documentation procedures for discovered malfunctions and trip planning techniques. Regulatory requirements and driver responsibilities not directly related to driving will be discussed as well as Federal and state regulations governing commercial drivers and motor carriers. Students will be introduced to the trucking industry from the perspective of a commercial driver applicant by discussing driver qualifications, job seeking skills, substance abuse awareness, driver wellness and whistleblower protection. The successful student will be well prepared for a career in the transportation industry.

347

Georgetown