March 24, 2021
ATLANTA (March 24, 2021) – Atlanta Technical College (ATC) and Georgia Power celebrated their inaugural Electrical Lineworker program completion on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Six students completed the technical certificate of credit (TCC) armed with the knowledge and skills to gain immediate employment as Apprentice lineworkers with electrical utility companies.
“This collaboration has been amazing to witness in our inaugural year,” said ATC President Dr. Victoria Seals. “Georgia Power’s investment in our community and our College has allowed us to empower these students and create opportunities for people within the metro Atlanta community. We look forward to the evolution of this program and continuing a productive partnership with Georgia Power’s great instructors.”
One of the graduates, Ms. Sincherryo Sain, the first woman to graduate through the Georgia Power Lineworker Program, was motivated by her desire to take care of her family and others in her community. “I knew that this program would lead to an enriching career and open a lot of doors for candidates like me. I love a challenge and overcoming fears, so it’s exciting to excel.” When asked what advice she would give to other women pursuing this field, she said: “Always keep a positive attitude and never give up. Listen to the instructors; they want you to succeed. It always gets easier over time.”
Dr. Victoria Seals, the College’s president, closed out the celebratory affair encouraging the graduates to pay it forward. The next program completion ceremony will be held in May 2021.
The Electrical Lineworker certificate program provides students with the necessary knowledge and skill to gain employment as an Apprentice lineworker with electrical utility companies, both public and private. Topics include line worker organization principles, line worker workplace skills, lineworker automation skills, and line worker occupational skills. The number of jobs in this field are expected to increase by 15% nationally over the next ten years.
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To learn more about Georgia Power’s lineworker programs, click here: www.poweringcareers.com
ABOUT ATLANTA TECHNICAL COLLEGE
Atlanta Technical College is a vibrant part of the Technical College System of Georgia and was named its College of the Year in 2012. Prior to that, the college was selected as America’s Best Community College by Washington Monthly magazine. Most recently, Atlanta Technical College has been ranked one of the best in the nation for online courses and programs. In 2017, Atlanta Technical College celebrated 50 years of serving the City of Atlanta along with Fulton and Clayton Counties. For more information on Atlanta Technical College, its $201M economic impact, and its 200-plus award-winning programs, visit www.atlantatech.edu.