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CFCC Electrical Lineworker Program Celebrates its Eighth Graduating Class with Second Female Graduate and Eight Veterans

Electrical Lineworker Class Sept. 2020

CFCC’s Electrical Lineworker Training program graduated its eighth class Wednesday, September 16 including the program’s second female graduate and eight veterans.

Following the ceremony, graduates participated in interviews with employers. Present were River City Construction and Pike Electric.

“We graduated 32 electrical lineworker students that will now join the previous graduates that are already in the workforce bringing the total to 264 graduates for this program,” said CFCC Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development John Downing. “These students have enjoyed over 85% placement rate in jobs with electrical contractors. Some of the students had as many as three job offers before graduation.”

CFCC’s Electrical Lineworker program attracts students and veterans from across the state and beyond. The 10-week training program teaches students to set and climb poles; install cross arms, hardware, lines, and transformers; use tools and equipment of the trade through field experience; overhead and underground construction practices; electric theory and practice; safety and teamwork; and commercial driving.

Several students were recognized with awards and scholarships at the graduation.

  • Golden LEAF Scholarship: Michael Walter
  • SECU Bridge to Career Cohort Program Scholarship: Kaitlin VanMeter, Robert Gause, and Michael Walter
  • Colby Haithcock Lineman Memorial Scholarship: Kaitlin VanMeter
  • Raymond and Beverly Ballard Electrical Lineworker Scholarship: Andrew Burris
  • High Voltage Award (top grade): Andrew Edwards

The next course offering with available space begins January 4, 2021.

“This field is challenging, but it’s rewarding, too. Students who successfully complete this program and continue into this field help to provide a vital service to the community,” said Downing.

To learn more about the Electrical Lineworker Training program, visit cfcc.edu/workforce/lineman .

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