LBW offers training for jobs in highest demand

Published 1:31 am Tuesday, March 24, 2015


LBW Community College offers training for the top two in-demand jobs in the state as identified by the Alabama Department of Labor.

“Information released by the Alabama Department of Labor lists heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers and registered nurses as the two most sought-after employees in the state,” said Renée LeMaire, LBWCC public information officer. “Individuals who want to learn those skills can do so through LBWCC’s programs.”

The report analyzed data compiled from all online job postings in the state, traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites. It listed the mean wage for truck driving at $19.40 per hour, while registered nurses earn a mean wage of $27.49 per hour.

LBWCC’s truck driver training program is a six-week course and prepares participants for entry-level employment as Class “A” commercial truck drivers. Program graduates will be competent in the technical areas of hours of service regulations, vehicle inspection procedures, basic backing skills, defensive driving techniques, basic driving techniques, and recognition of driving environment hazards.

“The truck driver training program is designed to meet the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) recognized skill standards,” said LeMaire. “Those interested in this program should call 334-493-5315 or email”

For those interested in pursuing a nursing degree, LBWCC offers a practical nursing program and an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Mobility Program.

“Our nursing programs train students to enter the healthcare field by providing course work, clinical experiences, and hands-on training with state-of-the-art patient simulators in the lab setting,” said LeMaire.

“Our faculty arrange for specialty rotations for students in psychiatric and high-risk obstetrics. The ADN program has a 97 percent in-field job placement, which proves the graduates of this program are well-trained for the field.”

Students interested in nursing programs should call LBWCC’s Nursing Division Chair Nancy Burnett at 334-493-5375 or for more information.

More information on the report can be found online at