“On behalf of North Florida College and our
students, thank you for your contribution of
$4,000 for the CDL program,” said Judy Lundell,
Director of Resource Development at NFC. “Your
support will change lives as student scholarships
further student degree completions and workforce
The CDL program’s connection to industry
partners and the region’s logging industry makes
it unique among area training options. With a
new commercial truck driving class starting this
month, NFC is helping train essential workers for
in-demand jobs. In just 12 weeks, graduates are
prepared to earn a CDL-Class A certification and
quickly enter the workforce with local and state
The generosity of donors like Koch Industries
directly helps Taylor County students further their
education. Over the last year the NFC Foundation
has awarded scholarships to 71 Taylor County
Students with a total of more than $41,730 to cover
tuition, books and fees.
“We deeply appreciate Foley Cellulose and Scott
Mixon’s continued support of NFC,” said Lundell.
“In addition to scholarship and program support,
they have a genuine interest in helping our
students and community. They are an outstanding
industry partner for the College and have been
essential to helping our career and workforce
education programs grow over the years.”
The Foley Cellulose mill is a major producer
of specialty fibers found in products that people
around the world use in everyday life, including
clothing, tires, shampoo, diapers, filters and
towels. Locally, they actively seek to improve the
quality of life in our community by focusing on
education, entrepreneurship, environment and
enrichment as top priorities.
For more information on how to partner
with the NFC Foundation or support student
scholarships, contact Judy Lundell at lundellj@nfc.
edu or 850-973-9416.
NFC Student Darrell James: “I am taking the CDL program at North
Florida College to better myself and to be a better provider for my family.”
CAREER AND WORKFORCE EDUCATION
North Florida College’s commercial trucking
program is helping students train quickly, in
just 12 weeks, for in-demand jobs that have
staying power in today’s workforce.
“With the pandemic and economic crisis, a lot of
people are out of jobs, but you see the trucks are still
rolling and moving,” said NFC student Jakarti Brown.
NFC student Travis Corbin also sees the program
as a way to open new doors, now and down the line.
“I needed to improve my financial situation and well
being for my family and myself. With this training I
hope to one day have my own truck, maybe multiple
Scott Wheeler says he is excited about where a
career in trucking can take him. “What I find most
interesting about the career is the open possibilities
and not being confined to a certain area. My goal is
to stay local while my kids are in school and then I
look forward to going over the road so I can see the
NFC plans to begin a new class Sept. 11. Visit www.
nfc.edu or email email@example.com for information.
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