New Wallace Class Puts More on the Line

By: Patrick Claybon Email
By: Patrick Claybon Email

Officials in Alabama's community college system determined there was a need for more electrical line workers after speaking with municipalities and power companies.

, Wallace Community College started its first electrical line worker class, to help educate the next generation of linemen.

"This is about two years worth of work, “said Vince Vincent of Wallace College “ we've done a lot of research and we've put together a quality program that we feel will benefit the work force in this area."

There are 15 students currently enrolled in the line worker program that was formed when the college system determined there was a need for more line workers in the community.

Mike Evans is the instructor for the line worker class and brings years of experience as a foreman working for the city of Dothan to the table.

He offers students a chance at on the job training well before they even land a job.

"Jobs are hard to come by,“ said Gary Smith, a student in the program. ”Especially a good paying job and hopefully this training will help get my foot in the door for that."

The class will rotate between Wallace, Calhoun Community College, and Central Alabama community colleges.

Each school will offer two classes a year.


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