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Apprentices graduate to Journeyman Lineman Status

Wednesday, January 8, 2020   (0 Comments)
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As the New Year and the 2020s dawned, 27 Missouri apprentices and 15 Arkansas apprentices became certified as Journeyman Linemen by completing the academic requirements of the four-year MPUA Apprentice Lineman Training Program. The graduates will receive a certificate of completion from MPUA and the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.

Since the inception of the Apprentice Lineman Training Program in 1989, there have been 725 apprentices graduate to Journeyman Lineman status. The 2019 class had a total of 114 apprentices enrolled from 50 member cities throughout the state of Missouri; 50 apprentices from 9 member cities in the state of Arkansas; and 1 apprentice from the state of Mississippi. To date there are 161 students (108-MO, 52-AR, 1-MS) registered for the 2020 Apprentice Program.

In 2019, apprentices in the program completed about 330,000 hours of training, including classroom instruction, hands-on training and applied on-the-job training. 

Congratulations to the following 27 Missouri students on completing the apprentice program:  

  • CARROLLTON - Eli Windsor
  • CARTHAGE - Justin Ralston, Noah Smith
  • COLUMBIA - Jerad Brown, David Morton, Andrew Phillippe, Cole Talley
  • FARMINGTON - Aaron Hampton, Robert Nash
  • MARCELINE - Jeff Hamilton
  • MARSHALL - James Mullins, Jeremy Wilson
  • MONETT - Nicolas Prescott
  • MONROE CITY - John Ritter IV, Blake Rodgers
    - Jarad Crews, Trenton Phillips
  • SCOBEE POWERLINE CONSTRUCTION - Adam Crase, Matthew Scobee, Jared Switlik
  • ROLLA - Thomas Carroll
  • SEYMOUR - Lance Davis
  • SHELBINA - Sean Richards
  • ST. JAMES - Ryan Thompson
  • THAYER - Brian Blankenship
  • TRENTON - Riley Glidewell
  • WEST PLAINS - Shayne Eades

Congratulations to the following 15 Arkansas students on completing the apprentice program:

  • AR VALLEY ELECTRIC - Zachary Carmack, Joseph Davis, Jordan Easom, Cody Goodson, Ethan Harris, Nathan King, Russell Scoggins, Daniel Walker
  • CONWAY CORP - Robert Anthony, Christopher Heer
  • OSCEOLA - Charles Moore, Parker Stallings II
  • PIGGOTT - Colton Poole
  • PARAGOULD - Kenneth Hayes, Joseph Williams

In addition, Travis Andreae, Christopher Morgenstern, and John Taber from Scobee Powerline Construction completed the one year Advanced Journeyman Lineman Program.

Congratulations to all these graduates!

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