What: TEEX Lineman Academy Graduation
When: 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sep. 23
Where: CIR Building, RELLIS Campus, Bryan, Texas
Contact: Casey Ellis, Marketing Manager, Casey.Ellis@teex.tamu.edu Tel. 979-320-6069
BRYAN, TEXAS – Fifteen new linemen are graduating at 10 a.m. on Sep. 23 from the TEEX Lineman Academy, which prepares students for a career in the utilities industry. These linemen are vital to support electric power infrastructure on a daily basis and respond on a moment’s notice to restore power after catastrophic events like Hurricane Harvey.
During the 15-week academy, the graduates have completed 480 hours of classroom instruction and field exercises, and passed the final skills test. They also earned qualifications for Wood Pole Climbing, Bucket & Digger Truck Operation, OSHA 10-hour Construction, Electrical Transmission & Distribution (ET&D) and First Aid/AED (Automated External Defibrillator).
The academy was established in 2018 and is conducted by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) at the RELLIS Campus in Bryan. It is a comprehensive pre-employment training program for individuals pursuing a career in the $800 billion utilities industry, which needs new workers to fill the gap as many linemen reach retirement age.
Casey Ellis, Marketing Manager
TEEX Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
Director of Marketing and Communications