Lineworker Scholarship

Congratulations to Austin Tallman of Plymouth!
 2020 Lineworker Scholarship Recipient

Austin Tallman 

 

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) is pleased to announce that one $2,500 scholarship will be offered annually to members or children of members who are pursuing a career as a line worker. This scholarship will be awarded to one person who plans to enroll in a line worker college or line worker apprentice program. The applicant, or their parents or guardians must be members of NHEC to qualify.

Applications for the 2021 Lineworker Scholarship will be accepted beginning September 30, 2020. The deadline for applications to be received is May 1, 2021.

 

WHAT DOES AN ELECTRICAL LINEWORKER DO?

An electrical lineworker performs a variety of tasks in diverse situations and areas.  A lineworker may be climbing poles or operating aerial lift devices to work on overhead lines 25 to 200 feet above the ground, while the next day they may be working on a substation, or digging trenches to string underground electric cable. Lineworkers work outside in all kinds of weather. Severe weather or accidents can knock out power to a community, and lineworkers may be needed at any hour to restore the power.

lineworkers on top of poll

INTERESTED IN A CAREER AS A LINEWORKER, NOW WHAT?

It’s a good idea to do some research before pursuing the career of an electrical lineworker. Schools like Northwest Lineman College have resources for those who are considering this field of work. You can also request a brochure or talk with an admission consultant before deciding which school is right for you. Another option are local apprentice programs. The 104 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) offers an apprentice program right here in New Hampshire.