Power-On Scholarship Application Period Open
The Power On scholarship provides sponsorship for one qualified applicant to attend the 16-week Lineman’s Academy at Nash Community College.
- Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Must have the physical ability to perform the essential functions, duties and responsibilities of the job such as the ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, climbing, kneeling, reaching, stooping, crawling, pushing and working in awkward positions and enclosed spaces. Must have the ability to perform the outside duties of the job during extreme adverse weather conditions such as temperatures above 90 and below 32 degrees, rain, sleet, snow and high humidity.
- Must have own transportation to and from Nash Community College.
To provide interested individuals with the ability to gain the experience and training necessary for a successful career as an electric line worker.
South River EMC will sponsor the recipient to attend the Electric Line Academy at Nash Community College for one session annually. The sponsorship will cover the cost of tuition, books, boots and safety glasses. Upon completion, the recipient will receive a Third Class (apprentice) Lineman certificate.
The Electric Line Construction Technology curriculum prepares participants to work as electric linemen. Students will combine electrical theory with laboratory and practical applications in the course of study. Student is expected to master competencies such as those included in elements of electricity, overhead pole and electrical line construction, safety codes and applications, electric power system, transformer and meter installations, and exploration of underground electrical distribution. Upon successful completion of the program, individuals will receive the Associate of Applied Science degree and will possess the necessary skills for employment in the dynamic electrical utility field.
All applications will be reviewed an points assigned based on how closely the applicant meets the requirements. Points will be given as follows: completed application (1-10 points), education (1-10 points), Narrative (1-10 points) and Interview (1-10 points). An applicant must have a score of at least 28 for selection. In the event of a competitive situation, 5 points for an applicant from a member household and 2 points to an applicant with financial need.
Rewarding of this sponsorship and successful completion of the program is not a guarantee of employment with South River EMC.
*Although completion does not guarantee a job with South River EMC, it would certainly place the graduate in a much more valuable position to secure a position as an electric line worker.
For details on this opportunity, contact Catherine O'Dell at 910.892.8071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.