Power Line Worker Program Graduates 19

Southside Virginia Community College recently graduated 19 members of the second class of the Power Line Worker Program. Those who completed the 11-week program earn Level 1 certification from the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education & Research), a commercial driver’s license, first aid & CPR certification and core safety training mandated by the department of Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).

The intensive program is run like a work-day and includes learning to climb poles, and other structures, rescue injured workers, make repairs, introduction to electrical circuits, rigging, setting and pulling poles, using electrical test equipment and trenching, excavating and boring equipment.  Before the graduation ceremony, students demonstrated pole climbing, rescues and other skills on the range for those attending the ceremony.

Power line school grads
Graduates are 

Front L - R, Jacob Hall (LaCrosse), Kory Shidell (Emporia), Jake Morris (Jetersville), Jacob Morris (Blackstone), Tyler Wall (Baskerville), Noah Daniel (Kenbridge), Christopher Gray (King George), Adam Williams (Kenbridge), Troy Doggett (Ruther Glen), Brad Wike, Instructor.
Back L - R Grayson Crawford (Keysville), Clyde Robertson (instructor), Caleb Crowder (Amelia), James Ozmar, III (Emporia), Jeremy Arthur (Arrington), Bayden Bishop (Kenbridge), Gage Clary (South Hill), Daelyn Long (Victoria), Brandon Moody (Kenbridge), Dayle Dooley (Lunenburg), Kyle Gardiner (King George)