Forklift Training


Forklift operators are in high demand in Cumberland County. Industrial Truck & Tractor Operators was named a 2016 High Priority Occupation for the South Central Workforce Investment Area. Employment Skills Center offers lift truck training and certification along with classroom instruction in workplace readiness skills to prepare participants for self-sustaining jobs.


Our program provides 10 hours of workplace readiness instruction. Topics include:

  • A preview of basic lift truck principles
  • An introduction to logistics
  • Warehouse job competencies
  • Workplace math & reading skills
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Resume writing
  • Job search skills


Students who complete the workplace readiness modules will continue on to a full day of OSHA compliant forklift safety training, hands-on instruction, testing, and certification. Successful graduates of the program will receive a wallet card and certificate of completion.


To apply for the program, candidates should come to Employment Skills Center to complete an application and reading assessment. Students will be interviewed before being admitted to the class.


View the student qualifications and application process here.

View our flyer here.


Our next session is scheduled for:

Monday, August 14–Thursday, August 17, 9:00 – 11:30 am, at Employment Skills Center


Friday, August 18, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm at Kuehne + Nagel, 1501 Distribution Drive, Carlisle


Interested? Stop in at Employment Skills Center to start the application process!

K+N August 2017


Funding for our forklift training program is provided in part by the Stabler Foundation  and St. John’s Episcopal Church. Space and equipment for training is provided by Kuehne + Nagel.