The AABE New Heights Scholarship Program, supported by a network of organizations, is designed to help individuals from underrepresented communities find a career in the electrical and communications linework industries.
Through career exposure and hands-on learning opportunities, those who are selected for the program and successfully complete it will be equipped with the knowledge, discipline, and ability to have a successful career. Through opportunities like a Bucket Truck Day hosted by EPB, field trips to experience heights at High Point Climbing, and a career exposure trip to Southeast Lineman Training Center (SLTC), students who are eligible will be able to test and see if these career paths are right for them.
Working together, the AABE – East TN Chapter, Benwood Foundation, Bulwark, Chattanooga 2.0, EPB, Hamilton County Schools, IBEW, Southeast Lineman Training Center, and TVA are creating pathways for underrepresented individuals to enter into the energy and telecommunications industry.
The candidate must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma, by the program start date at SLTC.
The candidate must have a valid driver's license.
The candidate needs to submit two letters of recommendation: one from their high school advisor or teacher and one from a relative or guardian.
The candidate needs to write a letter to the Scholarship Committee on why they should be selected to receive the scholarship.
Once awarded the recipient has 12 months to use the scholarship fund.
Southeast Lineman Training Center shall be held harmless for any accident, illness, or injury incurred while the student is under the limited scholarship funding. A statement to this effect shall be signed by the student prior to receipt of the award.