Local Truck Driver Donates Scholarships to Students

When Deon Melvin attended the Truck Driver Training School at Sampson Community College, he learned all he could to start a career he knew would be lucrative. For Melvin, it was an unfortunate period of unemployment that ultimately led to a career that has taken him up and down the East Coast. Now, he’s continued…

SCC Trucking Graduates Reflect on Program

On June 17, 2021, Sampson Community College had yet another round of Truck Driver Training students graduate making them the 96th class to finish the rigorous program. The course started off with 24 students and ended with 14 graduates —proving just how challenging the Truck Driver Training curriculum can be.

Transportation Basics Program Takes Off

When local industry leaders approached administration at Sampson Community College about incorporating more logistics and supply chain courses into the Truck Driver Training curriculum, the college quickly began to determine the best way to meet this need. Understanding that there were high school students interested in Truck Driver Training, and knowing the program would meet…

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests in Sampson Community College

On February 3, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.6 million grant to Sampson Community College of Clinton, North Carolina to increase the number of skilled workers available to meet regional trucking industry needs by expanding the college’s truck driving school.

Latest Trucking Grads Hit the Road

Sampson Community College’s top-ranked Truck Driver Training class has produced its latest graduating class. Top row, left to right is William Hall, Luis Gonzales-Vazques, Dawan McKenzie and Jose Vazquez. Bottom row, left to right is Yonics Vasquez-Bonilla, Adam Reyes, Olvin Acosta-Lopez, Seon Jack and Orlin Ramirez. Top graduate in the class is Luis Gonzales-Vazques, inset….

SCC Puts Stock into New Supply Chain Program

Sampson Community College’s newest program has attracted attention from potential students looking for a solid career. Earlier this year, the college announced plans for a new Supply Chain Management program and now, those interested can sign up for it. The Supply Chain Management curriculum prepares students for career opportunities in distribution, transportation, warehousing, trucking operations,…

SCC Truck Driving Students Hit the Road

Sampson Community College graduated its latest crop of Truck Driver Training Students this week. The program is an excellent opportunity to earn a Commercial Drivers License through an eleven-week day class that meets Monday through Thursday, or a sixteen-week class held on weekends which meets on Saturday, Sunday and Monday night. Both classes provide 350-hours…

SCC Sponsors Touch-a-Truck Event

If you have driven around Sampson County, you have probably seen an 18-wheeler with the words Sampson Community College plastered on its sides. This week, one of these trucks traveled to Roseboro Elementary school so kids there could look at it up close and personal. Touch-a-Truck was an event held at the school designed to…

Trucking Grads Travel Road to Success

Sampson Community College’s truck driver training students continue to hit the road as the latest group of graduates completes training this week. “We are proud of these graduates because of the rigorous training each goes through to get to this point,” says Fred Stamey, Director of Transportation Programs. “This is an exciting time for them….

Class B Trucks Get Makeover at SCC

Sampson Community College has wasted little time getting the word out about its new Class B license program. This week, the college had new decal work installed on its newest trucks. “We are definitely excited about the new Class B program” says Fred Stamey, Director of Transportation programs at SCC. “We now have two types…