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LCC showcases line worker training program

LCC showcases line worker training program
Posted at 8:52 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 08:52:32-04

During Careers in Energy week, Lansing Community College showed off a program that trains students to become electric line workers.

LCC partners with Consumers Energy on the two-year program, which trains students to enter a line worker apprenticeship.

Representatives from the utility say the job is demanding but very rewarding. Guy Packard, VP, Electric Operations, Consumers Energy, said, "You've got to work 24/7, 365. so if there's a storm on Christmas, they work it. The pay is very very good. A journey line worker that comes out of the program can easily make anywhere between $75,000 and $100,000 a year.

Consumers Energy says it is currently looking to fill about 100 line worker positions.