lineman country blog

climbing for a cause: woodwalkers for water event raises nearly $14,000

By Ali Birchfield | 2021/07/27

If you drive by an SLTC campus on any given day, you will see hundreds of students from all across the country climbing wooden poles and learning the basics of linework.  This is the core of their trade.  But on a warm Friday in July, they strapped on their gaffs for another reason: to raise…

top 10 fishing spots in north georgia region

By Casey Guthery | 2021/07/21

Perhaps it is the picturesque rivers or the rolling mountain ranges that makes the North Georgia region one of the most loved fishing locations in the Southeast. Whether you’re interested in fly fishing on one of the many beautiful white water rivers, or lake fishing out of a boat, you’re sure to be satisfied with…

linemen: the vote for first responder status

By Casey Guthery | 2021/07/21

In 2020, hurricanes Laura and Delta decimated Louisiana and the surrounding areas. The two storms combined for an estimated 20 billion dollars in damage and a death toll of nearly 50 people. Delta hit less than 15 miles from where Laura made landfall only a few short weeks later, creating a dire situation for the…

hurricane season is here – are you ready?

By Ali Birchfield | 2021/06/01

June 1 marked the first day of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season that will last until the end of November. Last year, the record-breaking hurricane season in the Atlantic basin produced 30 named storms, compared to an average 12 named storms per year. As of January 2021, FEMA (The Federal Emergency Management Agency) had issued…

National Lineman Appreciation Day

By Ali Birchfield | 2021/04/17

Every year on April 18, a day of gratitude and appreciation occurs, honoring those who serve behind the scenes. While they are not officially recognized as first responders alongside law enforcement officers, paramedics, firefighters and more, their duty and sacrifice of running towards danger head-on attributes them the same valor and honor of someone who…

Five Things You Should Know About Our New Crane Operator Program

By Ali Birchfield | 2021/03/22

Recently, we announced the launch of our new Crane Operator Program, a five day training program geared towards providing in-depth training to students who hope to earn their Rubber Tire Truck Mount Telescoping Boom Crane Certification. If you’re considering choosing Southeast Lineman Training Center for your crane operator training, then you’ve come to the right…

So You Want To Be A Lineman. Now What?

By Ali Birchfield | 2021/02/24

You’ve chosen linework as your future career path. Congratulations, welcome to the electrical utility and communications industry! We can’t promise it will be easy, but we know it will be a rewarding choice. Whether you’re right out of high school and ready to start your career, a college graduate who decided they wanted something different,…

Veteran Women In Linework: Tara Buckley

By Ali Birchfield | 2021/02/24

Tara Buckley is no stranger to “Putting it All on the Line™” for her community. Before beginning her training in our 15-week Electrical Lineworker Program, she served two tours in the United States Air Force as a firefighter traveling across the globe to help people. But when she was struck by a drunk driver causing…

Read, Watch, And Learn The Life Of A Lineman!

By Ali Birchfield | 2020/12/30

Have you ever wondered about the everyday life of linework? Maybe you’re an eager high school student ready to embark on the journey of becoming a lineman or perhaps you just want to be an informed citizen and show better appreciation to those who keep your power on. Either way, we’ve compiled a list of…

Why We Are Thankful For Linemen (And Why You Should Be, Too)

By Ali Birchfield | 2020/11/25

The holiday season is officially upon us and while you prepare your list of things to be thankful for this year, consider adding another name to your list: linemen. While you might not know one by name, you’ve had many risk their life for you.  Linemen have been around since the foundation of electricity. Between…