Back Row Left to Right: Jacob Verdin, Bryson Peltier, Guy Knight III, Brandon Bruno, TreVon Lewis, Jaelen Harris, and Trey Autin.
Front Row Left to Right: Trey Terrebonne, Koy Trosclair, Dylan Killian, Brian Melendez, Donovan Achee, and Philip Wall. Joerey Lewis not pictured.
Fletcher celebrates the completion of its
2nd cohort of certified line worker training program
Schriever, LA – Fletcher Technical Community College celebrated the completion of its 2nd cohort of certified line worker training program. The ceremony was held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Fletcher’s main campus in Schriever. Fourteen students completed the program and 100% job placement.
Participants in this 16 week program were required to have a high school diploma or equivalent; pass the WorkKeys Assessment at the Silver Level, a DOT Drug Screen, and background check; and participate in pre-interviews with various utility companies. Upon completion, students received certifications in NCCER, OSHA 10, CPR/First Aid, and CDL Class A license. The fourteen students who completed Fletcher’s program were offered jobs with base salaries ranging from $44-49,000 plus overtime.
Chancellor Dr. Kristine Strickland stated, “We are extraordinarily proud of the students completing the second cohort of our Certified Line Worker program. These individuals enter the workforce prepared to assume high wage, high demand jobs and with 100% employment of this most recent class, they join the ranks of Fletcher graduates who are impacting our local and region workforce. We also recognize our industry partners who continue to support our program and hire our graduates. This program continues to demonstrate the power of partnerships between business and education. We congratulate the students on their successful completion of the program and wish them the best of luck in their new career.”
The Certified Line Worker Training Program is a partnership of the Louisiana Energy Workforce Consortium (LEWC) and the Louisiana Community Technical College System, sponsored in part by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC), was designed to equip students with specialized training and certification to secure employment as line helpers and apprentices. This collaboration was an effort to proactively prepare for industry’s demand for qualified, skilled workers over the next five years.