Forklift operator training coming to South Suburban College’s Oak Forest Center

September and October sessions available

Information provided by South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (September 9, 2020) – South Suburban College’s Business & Career Institute is offering Forklift Operator Training on two separate sessions in September and four sessions in October at the Oak Forest Center. This certification course covers the basic forklift driving skills needed to obtain a Forklift Operator Certification. 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.

The cost for each course is $175.00 per person. The September sessions will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26. The October sessions will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 17; Tuesday, October 20; Wednesday, October 21; and Thursday, October 22.


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.

For more information, please contact Gervaise Edwards at (708) 225-6032 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. Para Información En Español Llame: (708) 210-5740.

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