Dominion Virginia Power recently established a scholarship at Southside Virginia Community College for the Power Line Worker Training Program. Keith Harkins, SVCC Vice President for Workforce Development, and Mary Jane Elkins, SVCC Foundation Director, are accepting the donation presented on December 20, 2016 at a graduation ceremony of the program.
Shown (Left to Right) Ed Baines, Vice President-Distribution; Rob Locke-Director of Safety and Training, Harkins, Elkins, Joe Woomer, Director-Construction.
The program offers 11 weeks of intensive training at the site at Pickett Park in Blackstone, Virginia. Students complete a Commercial Driver’s License as well as learning climbing techniques, safety, electrical circuits, tools of the trade and other curriculum from the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research).