Showcasing future lineworkers

Every spring and fall, the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperative’s safety department facilitates the electrical distribution lineworker programs at Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC), Springfield. This year, an LLCC Student Showcase was held on May 1 at the LLCC lineman yard. Students were broken up into crew-sized groups and set to work on real scenarios lineworkers face day to day on the job. Employers were invited to come and observe the students in action, as well as ask questions and view resumes.