Students at Stanly Community College (SCC) recently completed their 12-week training program for the Electrical Lineworker certificate. The Electrical Lineworker program teaches students basic elements of electricity, overhead pole and electrical line construction, safety codes and applications, electric power systems, as well as transformer and meter installations. On successful completion of the program, students will possess the necessary skills for employment in various electrical utility industries.
Electrical utility lineworkers and technicians will typically do the following: drive work vehicles to job sites; install, maintain, or repair the power lines that move and distribute electricity; identify defective devices, circuit breakers, fuses, voltage regulators, transformers, and switches; inspect and test power lines and auxiliary equipment. Additionally, they will string power lines between poles and buildings; climb poles and use truck-mounted buckets to get to equipment; operate power equipment when installing and repairing poles, and lines; and follow safety standards and procedures. Training also includes OHSA 10-Hour Construction Certificate and CPR/First Aid Training Certificate, among other topics.
According to ESMI Data (www.economicmodeling.com), medium wage in this region for Electrical PowerLine Installers and Repairers is $27.68. The number of 2019 job openings are estimated at 780 with an expected reach of 883 jobs by 2024.
Classes start on April 15, 2020 for the next Electrical Lineworker class, and class size is limited to 12 students. To register for classes, contact Garrett Allen at (704) 991-0169 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Karen Kiker at (704) 991-0233 or email at email@example.com.
Pictured from left to right: David Wittman (New London), Trevor Curlee (Locust), Jarrett Mills (Jackson Springs), Colton Underwood (Oakboro), Shane Cuda (Asheboro), Blake Garner (Seagrove), Devin SparksSteele (Asheboro), Nathan Fortner (Asheboro), Jacob Collins (Sophia), Colton Chriscoe (Ramsuer), Dillon Lominac (Concord), Roger Carpenter (Instructor), and Ricky Carpenter (Program Head).