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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…

5 things you should know about our communications lineworker program

By Ali Birchfield | 2021/01/29

Southeast Lineman Training Center has been the premier training school for lineworker training for over 20 years. In 2016, our Communications Lineworker Program (CLP) was established and became the first dedicated telecommunications lineman training program in the country.

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…

2020 holiday gift guide from elevated gear

By Ali Birchfield | 2020/12/07

The holiday season is drawing near and you may be completely stumped on what to get that special someone in your life. Never fear, the 2020 Elevated Gear holiday gift guide is here! With gifts ranging from wallets to coozies, sweatshirts, watches and even children’s coloring books – we’re here to elevate your shopping this holiday season!

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…

do you need professional training to enter the electrical utility industry?

By Ali Birchfield | 2020/11/23

If you’ve always dreamed of becoming an electrical lineworker, you probably have a good idea of what the job entails. If not, you may be considering linework as a future career, but are unsure of the requirements to get you there. Either way, you’re probably asking yourself: “Do I need professional training to enter the…

the importance of continued education

By Jared Anders | 2020/11/20

Whether you stepped right into an apprenticeship at your local utility company or went to school to become a lineman, the day you are done with schooling is an overwhelming sigh of relief. You no longer have to study for tests, write papers, or sit through painfully long lectures. You are free! Now it’s time…