Pictured from left to right: Gabriel Kynard (Concord), (Brian) Kohlton Feagin (Ramsuer), Rhett Davis (Albemarle),
Ricky Carpenter (Electrical Lineworker Instructor), Hunter Boles (Biscoe), Jacob Williams (Asheboro), and Kyle Freeman (Asheboro).
Students at Stanly Community College (SCC) have completed their eight-week Electrical Lineworker Training Program. A graduation ceremony was held in the Dennis Auditorium, Kelley Building, on the Albemarle Campus on May 8, 2019.
Jeff Parsons, Associate Vice President, School of Advanced Manufacturing, Industry, Technology and Trades, began the ceremony and introduced Dr. Enamait, President of Stanly Community College. Dr. Enamait welcomed the guests attending and thanked them for supporting the students and the Electrical Lineworker program. He also encouraged the graduates to continue working hard as they began their new careers in the industry.
Devin Baucom, Dean of Advanced Manufacturing, Industry, and Trades, as well as Ricky Carpenter, Electrical Lineworker Instructor, both spoke to the graduates with words of motivation and inspiration.
Jon Evans, who manages the Lineworker Training Program at Duke Energy, also spoke to the graduates. Mr. Evans noted that Lineworker jobs are increasing as the industry faces a growing number of retirements over the next 10 years. Mr. Evans stated, “…companies can’t hire lineworkers quick enough”.
Lineworker graduate Gabriel Kynard stated, “I took a chance on coming back to school to take the Lineworker Training program, and I’m happy that I did. I’ve already got a job and will start work on Monday.” Gabriel will begin his new job at Globe Communications, LLC, in Concord, as an Aerial Lineman.
In addition, Utility Lines Construction Services (ULCS) representatives were also at the graduation ceremony and offered the remaining five graduates employment with their company, immediately after the ceremony.
The Electrical Lineworker program teaches students basic elements of electricity, overhead pole and electrical line construction, safety codes and applications, electric power system, workzone flagger, as well as transformer and meter installations. In addition, course topics include OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety, CPR/First Aid Training, and the Workzone Flagger License. On successful completion of the program, students will possess the necessary skills for employment in various electrical utility industries.
For more information about the Electrical Lineworker program at Stanly Community College, please contact Garrett Allen, Success Coach, at (704) 991-0169 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the College’s website at https://www.stanly.edu/future-students/continuing-education/electrical-lineworker.