Nine students at Stanly Community College (SCC) recently completed their 12-week
training program for the Electrical Lineworker certificate. The Electrical Lineworker program instructs
students on the basic elements of electricity, overhead pole and electrical line construction, safety codes
and applications, electric power systems, as well as transformer and meter installations. Upon successful
completion of the program, students possess the necessary skills for employment in various electrical utility

It was the second class to complete their training through the College’s partnership with the City of
Albemarle Utilities Department. The collaborative effort to instruct students in this field went into effect earlier this year.

Six students received $500 scholarships from the State Employees Credit Union Bridge to Career Cohort
Program including Isaiah Atkins, Austin Cox, Wyatt Curlee, Colby Jackson, Logan Nelson, and Connor
Whitley. Logan Nelson was the recipient of the Will Hughes Scholarship, with an award of $250. In total,
$3,250 was awarded in scholarship funding.

Michael Coffin of the City of Albemarle Utilities Department was the guest speaker.

This marked the College’s 13th class of electrical lineworkers, resulting in 128 program graduates to date.

According to Lightcast (, the medium yearly income in this region for
Electrical Power Line Installers and Repairers is $73,340, and future job growth is expected to reach 760
jobs by 2026.

For more information about future Electrical Lineworker classes, contact Karen Russell at 704-991-0233 or or visit the College’s website at