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MCTC Lineworker Program Holds Rodeo

November 10, 2020
by Brady Shultz

The Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) Lineworker Program held simultaneous Rodeos on its Licking Valley and Rowan Campuses on Thursday, November 5.

The event has become a tradition as a way to mark the end of the ten-week course and celebrate the accomplishment of the students.

Lineman leaning back almost perpendicular to an electrical pole as he works on lines.The Rodeo is also the foremost showcase of the cohort's newly acquired knowledge and skills. During the event, the newly trained and certified lineworkers are given the opportunity to display their new skill set in safe, but real-world demonstrations. Furthermore, attendees have a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from the nationwide community of lineworker professionals.

“We always invite potential employers to these events,” says Lennie Kenney, MCTC Workforce Liason and Program Coordinator. “It's not uncommon for some graduates to get job offers on the spot,” she adds.

Additionally, the rodeo typically welcomes local officials and special guests to partake in the event. Because of the Covid pandemic, the most recent events have been limited to employers and family members of the class.

Lineman in black shirt working on electrical.The Lineworker class at MCTC can be completed in ten weeks and each cohort will consist of twelve to fifteen students. Upon graduation, the students will have earned a series of certificates that will provide a useful skillset to their future employers. Certifications earned include a lineman certificate, roadside flagger, first aid/CPR, OSHA 10, Class A CDL, as well as an FAA Drone Pilot’s License. 

To learn more about starting an exciting career as a lineworker visit maysville.kctcs.edu.