Lineman Rodeo recognizes Kilgore College graduates

HENDERSON, Tx - The Kilgore College Electric Power Technology program held their lineman rodeo at the Rusk County Electric Cooperative Friday.

The 10 week certification program trains those wanting to work in the electrical industry. Skills learned include injured person rescue, pole climbing and insulator changing exercises.

There is a need for trade skills because of an expected shortage of workers, due to employee retirements according to lead instructor Robert Bryson.

Employers from electric companies including Oncor attended the rodeo looking to fill open positions.

This years class featured 23 graduates and since the program began in 2008 more than 200 candidates have completed the program.

To learn more about the Electric Power Technology Program click here.


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