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SLCC Power Lineman program

SLCC is gearing up for a new program aimed at training students to work on electrical systems for utility companies.

LUS, Cleco, Slemco and Entergy are all partnering with SLCC to offer the Power Lineman Program in Crowley.

The campus now has rows of power lines, a bucket truck and other electrical tools. Students will have the opportunity to become certified line workers. SLCC Program Director Charlotte Leleux says this is possible thanks to community partnerships.

“When these business and industry leaders came to the table, we did everything we could to accommodate them and created that pipeline to supply that well trained workforce,” Leleux said.

The program is geared towards training students to build, repair and maintain electrical systems for utility companies.

Leleux said, “In addition to getting their power line training, they’re also getting a Class A CDL which enables them to do that power line job and it gives them a back up.”

In Louisiana, there is a growing need for linemen. In our state, the average salary is nearly $50,000.

“We want to keep them at home and increase our local economy and just be beneficial on that aspect as well,” said Leleux.

Anyone interested in enrolling in this program can contact SLCC’s Corporate College department at (337) 521-9028 or at workforce@solacc.edu.

Chris Welty

Chris Welty

Chris Welty is a multimedia journalist at KATC.
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