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Electric Line Construction Academy Resumes Field Training

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Nash Community College’s Electric Line Construction Academy students returned to campus Monday, May 11 to complete the field training portion of the program. While training, students were split into groups of two to ensure social distancing guidelines were practiced.

In-person instruction was halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak. However, after recent communication with the North Carolina Community College System training was allowed to resume. Over the next several weeks, students will complete Underground I and Overhead I training with 30 graduates expected to receive Third Class certificates on June 4. Halifax EMC and MasTec have already offered jobs to prospective line academy graduates with signing events planned for later in May.

The Electric/Utility Industry is experiencing an aging workforce, coupled with an increase in grid infrastructure work which are key drivers of the demand for line-workers and the need for continued training. “Nash Community College has continued to answer the call with resounding enthusiasm and as a result, the work we have accomplished has been a model for other industries facing similar talent shortages,” said Vice President of Corporate and Economic Development and Chief Economic Development Officer Wendy Marlowe.

In addition to the Electric Line Construction Academy program, Nash Community College is the only community college in the state offering an Associate Degree in Electric Line Technology. NCC is also a training provider to Duke, Electricites and the EMC’s in North Carolina.

For more information, please call (252) 451-8379.