Apprentice Program Engages HS Grads

“Our apprenticeships lead to lifelong opportunities for candidates who want highly technical and challenging careers.”

Coastlines, Jan 2020

Public electric utility Central Lincoln has apprentice programs that train qualified replacements for the line workers, wiremen, tree trimmers, and meter shop technicians who are nearing retirement. Their January 2020 newsletter Coastline article “Careers Without College” features four graduates from Oregon coast high schools who are preparing for electric utility trade careers:

  • Lineman Apprentice Guy from Taft High in Lincoln City
  • Lineman Apprentice Cody from Newport High School
  • Tree Trimmer Trainee Talon from North Bend High School
  • Lineman Apprentice Michael from Marshfield High School in Coos Bay
“At the recent International Lineman Rodeo, Lineman Apprentice Guy won second place among apprentices from rural electric utilities, and placed 20th in Best of the Best Apprentices out of 321 competitors.”

Read the whole article to find out more about the steps coastal graduates are taking to pursue careers in electric utility STEM trades:

Central Lincoln PUD is one of more than 60 partnering organizations in the Oregon Coast STEM Hub, and its members serve on the OCSH Leadership Council, coordinate regional Mathcounts competitions, and volunteer as Science Mentors and STEM Judges.