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18 Graduate From Lineman Class

Eighteen students recently completed Co-Lin's Electrical Lineman School.

The 16-week training program is offered by the college’s Workforce Education Division. Program Instructor Tony Martin, a retired Lineman from Magnolia Electric Power, served as both a mentor and a coach to help push students to be their best.

“These students started sixteen weeks ago without skills for a productive and rewarding career," Martin said. "After intensive training they are ready to enter the workforce and to continue learning their trade. They have a great start.”

At a showcase and certificate presentation for family and friends, graduates showed off only a fraction of the skills they had learned, including attaching lines, climbing poles, and conducting a mock rescue.

“These students have come a long way and are ready to make a difference,” said Workforce Education Director Stephanie Sullivan. “We are so proud of each graduate.”

Graduates of recent linemen class included Justice Abel of Clinton; Lonnie Ball of Tylertown; Jarred Bullock, Griffin Case, Cody Golmon, Brandon Lang, all of Brookhaven; Lawson Chemin of Wesson; Sam Cowart of Smithdale; Holden Granger of Hazlehurst; Tyler Hodges and Jacob Johnson, both of Summit; Austin May of Meadville; Collin Moore of Brandon; Dennis Rogers of Bogue Chitto; John Sasser and Gunner Smith, both of Monticello; Michael Brady Watts of Jayess; and Adam Sandifer of McComb.

The Electrical Lineman Program is a non-credit workforce training program that, when completed, provides graduates with nine credentials: National Electric Codes, National Safety Electric Codes, Multi-Meter, OSHA-10, Forklift, First Aid/CPR, 40-hours climbing, Pole-Top Rescue, and CDL- Class A- License.

To register for the next Lineman School, contact Co-Lin’s Workforce Education Division at 601-643-8707 or visit


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