Focus on Fun and Professional Development; Includes School Bus Driver Training
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Meridian Technology Center has recently announced new offerings for personal and professional development short courses.
“We have a wide variety of classes for people to explore in the next few months. Whether they want to learn to cook with five ingredients or less, get started with QuickBooks or take pre-requisites for a future career in nursing, we offer an affordable way for everyone to enjoy something new,” said Titus Lester, Meridian’s Coordinator of Short-Term Courses.
Notable courses for summer 2019 include two sessions of School Bus Driver Training.
“There continues to be a shortage of bus drivers across Meridian’s district and throughout the state,” Lester said. “In just 36 hours, individuals can train for a new career.”
The School Bus Driver Training course covers the rules, laws and safety standards and regulation for commercial vehicles with an emphasis on passenger endorsement. Upon completion, participants will be eligible to test for their Oklahoma Class B CDL license with the passenger and student endorsements.
In addition to offering full-time career training for high school and adult students, customized business solutions for local industries, and assistance for budding entrepreneurs, Meridian also serves as a place where district residents can expand their skills and explore their interests.
“We’re always looking for new course offerings and ways to improve the classes that we regularly teach. We try to make coming to Meridian for classes as easy as possible,” Lester said.
Each semester Meridian offers hundreds of courses. Many of the professional development courses have classes during both the day and evening hours, while personal enrichment classes meet one or two nights a week. If time is a factor, online training is also available.
Meridian has a new set of classes each spring, summer and fall. For a complete listing of this semester’s courses visit meridiantech.edu/catalog. Register online at meridiantech.edu/shortcourses. If there is a short-term training course that you would like to see offered at Meridian, contact Titus Lester at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 377-3333.
Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, Business and Industry services and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts.
For more information or to enroll visit www.meridiantech.edu or contact a career counselor by phone at (405) 377-3333 or toll-free at (888) 607-2509.