FAQ

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What do your classes cost?

Under Educational Opportunities you will find our listing of class offerings and prices for our regularly scheduled classes. If you are looking for more customized training you can simply call our office at 605-725-1833 for more information.


What kind of certification do I get when I complete the class?

Each participant has the opportunity to receive an embossed certificate from The Training Place signed by their instructor and the Director of Training. This certificate indicates the course name and the date completed. Some courses require additional testing to obtain professional certification or a state license.


Who are your instructors?

Our instructors are from Aberdeen and the surrounding communities, each with many years of education and work experience in his or her respective fields. They are passionate about the areas they teach, and make the learning experience relevant for each student.


Where are your classes held?

Many of our courses are held right here at The Training Place, 416 Production Street N. We have a 12 station computer lab with a SMART Board and a classroom with 2 large screen TVs .  Our 40 hour welding and machine tool classes are held on-site at the A-TEC Academy on the campus of Aberdeen Central High School, and we also hold classes at various other locations depending on the requirements of the course.


Who are your students?

We serve both individuals looking to further develop their job skills, as well as businesses seeking employee-training solutions.


Do you have evening and weekend classes?

In addition to regularly scheduled classes that appear on our calendar, we will also offer classes during evening and weekend hours by special request.


What if I don’t see the class I need on your training calendar?

Let us know your training goals, and we will develop a class to meet your needs. Pricing will depend on the number of participants who decide to take the course.


How many hours does it take to acquire a CDL certification?

As of now, you were not required to have “behind-the wheel” training, however recent updates to the law have been made, and we will be compliant by February 2020. Stay tuned for updates!

The road test will assess your ability to handle a semi-truck and trailer, including the ability to back up.


What advanced welding programs do you offer?

This class is for businesses looking to certify their employees.  This training is held at your place of employment.


How long has The Training Place been in business?

The Training Place is a non-profit corporation that has been serving the Aberdeen community and surrounding areas under the auspices of Aberdeen Area Career Planning Center, NewTec, Inc (North Eastern Work and Technical Education Center), and most recently The Training Place since 1988.