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TDDS Technical Institute is hosting a career fair on Saturday, September 27th. This is your chance to talk to multiple employers specifically in the Transportation Industry at one time and in one place. Talk directly to the people that hire TDDS graduates, find out about career opportunities, and submit company employment applications and/or resumes, in person, to hiring recruiters.

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The trucking transition: A look at today's hottest career

The next time you’re cruising down the highway and you see an 18-wheeler, take a look at the driver. He or she possesses skills that many employers today desire – enough to create bidding wars and drive up salaries to never-before-seen levels. 

A nationwide truck driver shortage has turned these blue-collar workers into highly coveted assets. A job seeker searching through classified ads in Ohio might see job ads from as far away as Nebraska or North Carolina, complete with offers for sign-on bonuses and sizable salaries.

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The One Place That Has It All – TDDS

One of the most important decisions a student makes, aside from their academics, is where they are going to live. Questions, like do I want to live on campus or off campus and do I want to live close to the city or close to the great outdoors, commonly cross a student's mind. At TDDS, students in the Diesel Technician Training and Truck Driver Training programs don't have to choose; they can have it all!

TDDS has on-campus housing located midway between Cleveland, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pa., just three miles from Lake Milton State Park. Our campus is perfect for students who like to hang out in the big city on the weekends and fish at the lake after classes during the week. The housing facility has community charcoal grills and picnic tables that students can use to grill out, hang out, or listen to a game on the radio together.

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Hit the road to your new career!

If you've ever dreamed of breaking free from the fluorescent-lit confines of your nine to five office job, maybe you should consider hitting the open road and getting paid for it!

Despite a struggling U.S. economy, the truck driving industry is thriving. The Bureau of Labor Statistic's Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition, states that job opportunities for truck drivers can expect to grow over the 2008-2018 decade. The number of heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver jobs is predicted to increase by 13 percent thanks to an increase in perishable and time-sensitive goods that must be shipped over long distances in which the only transportation option is trucking.

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5 Qualities Every Good Diesel Tech Possesses

You've done your research and decided that a career as a diesel technician is the one for you – great! Do you have what it takes to be a good – no, great – diesel tech? Time to take stock of your personal attributes to see if these align with the qualities TDDS identifies in its most successful students. Keep reading.

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