MARQUETTE — In the Upper Peninsula, not a day goes by where you don’t see a truck driving on the roads. Yoopers can have a chance to join those ranks with a truck driving class. Registration is open for Northern Michigan University’s new CDL Truck Driving Program.

There are four sessions throughout the next year, and each session goes for a week. On average, about 7,000 truck driving positions open up in the state of Michigan, and the class will open doors for people looking to enter that career field.

“We always pay attention to high demand positions and we want to make sure if there’s a reason they’re not getting filled, is there something we can do to help?” said Stephanie Zadroga-Langlois,  director of Continuing Education & Workforce Development at NMU. “This has always been a high–demand career in our area, in the state and actually nationwide, and we realized we have to get in there and offer this service so that companies can find the employees they need.”

Students must be at least 18, have a drivers license and a commercial learners permit. For more information on the class, click here.