South Suburban College to Host Forklift Operator Training Courses at Oak Forest Center

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL– South Suburban College’s Business & Career Institute is offering Forklift Operator Training in May at the Oak Forest Center (OFC). This certification course covers the basic forklift driving skills needed to obtain a Forklift Operator Certification. The course is FREE for qualified applicants, or the cost will be $179.00 per person.

The spring Forklift Operator Training sessions will be held at the OFC as follows:

  • May 7 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • May 18 and 19 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • May 20 from 8:30am – 4:30 p.m.
  • May 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Forklift Operator Certification from the National Safety Council is available through these sessions at SSC for individuals who are looking for new career skills or for employers who are ensuring a safe and compliant workplace. Illinois requires all forklift operators to obtain a license to avoid OSHA sanctions and possible penalties. Forklift driving is no simple matter; it causes more than 100 deaths each year. A Certification Card from the National Safety Council will be issued to the student upon successful completion of the program. The course will enforce social distancing and use of PPEs.

For more information, please contact Gervaise Edwards at (708) 596-2000, ext. 5723 or email SSC’s Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 S. Kilbourn, Oak Forest, Illinois, with convenient access from I-57, I-80, and I-294.

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