Emmy-award Winning Host Lou McNally and the Made in Maine Crew Report on the Trucking Industry in Maine and Visit Northeast Technical Institute

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Lou McNally learns to drive a big rig at Northeast Technical Institute (NTI) in Scarborough, ME. The NTI school teaches thousands of students CDL A Truck Driving in ME, MA, and NH.

Northeast Technical Institute was featured on last weeks popular Maine PBS series "Made in Maine". Host Lou McNally interviewed NTI's founder Chris Liponis and Director of CDL Training Chris Broderick. Lou also learned some yard maneuvers and went on the road with Chris Broderick to observe some of NTI's training methods.

Many of the nation's best truck load carriers look to NTI, with locations throughout Maine and Massachusetts, for help in filling driving jobs. On the Made in Maine show, Chris Liponis explains it best - "There's a demand for truck drivers that will never be met in my lifetime. Most of our students will receive a minimum of 3 or 4 job offers while going through the program." Chris founded NTI in 1982 and since then, NTI has successfully partnered with literally hundreds of local and national companies. Some of these companies make monthly recruiting visits to NTI campuses to pre-hire as many students as they can. The students at NTI enjoy the many benefits that attending NTI offers, including low-interest rate financing with no payments until 6 months after graduation, job interviews during the training program, flexible schedules, and on-going placement assistance.

During the show, Chris Broderick, Director of CDL Training for NTI's nationally renowned driver training program, gave Lou some training and road time in one the tractor trailers from their training fleet. Chris manages a staff of over 20 full and part time instructors in Scarborough and Hermon, ME who pride themselves in preparing students for successful driving careers. Many companies, like H.O. Wolding of Amherst, WI rely on NTI to fill their critical driver shortage. Gary Richardson is Wolding's Director of Recruiting, and he says, "We have a long and successful relationship with NTI which supplies our fleet with qualified, safety conscious, and dedicated employees. That is why we are asking for your help - we need more of your graduates!"

You can watch the Made in Maine story about NTI and the trucking industry online at http://www.mpbn.net/madeinmaine. To learn more about the many employment opportunities available in the trucking industry and training information, contact Northeast Technical Institute at (800) 447-1151 or visit them online at http://www.Northeasttech.com

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