WCCC’s Electric Line Work Program ribbon cutting

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Vocational Training in the Grand Valley got a huge boost today thanks to Western Colorado Community College and Colorado Mesa University.

WCCC’s Electric Line Worker program cut the ribbon in their own unique way at their new state of the art facility.

This vocational training includes climbing 100 foot poles, underground installation and repairing the power to your home.

Industry leaders say electrical jobs will always be around even if we transition into solar and wind power.

Staying true to CMU and WCCC’s dual mission plan to provide education through four year degrees and also technical training, it provides opportunity for everyone.

An instructor in the program says 60 percent of electrical line workers can retire in the next five years. The demand for a trained work force in the electrical industry is high.

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