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March 22, 2023

Richland One receives new trucking simulator for students

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A program in Richland School District One is offering students a leg up when pursuing a commercial driver’s license (CDL).

Keshawn Hair is not like most students his age. The 18-year-old still has 4 months left of high school, but he’s already taken huge leaps in securing a job after graduation by completing his last permit test in pursuing his commercial drivers license.

“When I took my test, there were grown men failing and I’m 18 in there, and I passed,” Hair said. “So, it made me feel good about myself.”

Hair’s advantage? He participated in a program at Eau Claire High School to prepare students for getting a CDL.

In March, the 45-student program received a big leg up by installing a brand new trucking simulator.

“With the simulator, we are now able to put hands on, so like space management, speed management hazard prevention,” said Class Instructor Augustin Wigfall.

[read more | source: News19 WLTX]

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