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Power Up Lineman Camp

April 11, 2024

Empowering Tomorrow’s Linemen: EREC’s Inaugural Power Up Lineman’s Camp

Fifteen eager students from local area schools recently embarked on an electrifying journey at the first-ever EREC Power Up Lineman’s Camp. 

Hosted by the Escambia River Electric Cooperative (EREC), the camp not only equipped participants with essential skills in pole climbing and line repair but also delved into the intricacies of underground lines, bucket truck operations, right of way importance, and transformer functionality.

Under the guidance of experienced professionals, these budding linemen immersed themselves in hands-on activities, gaining practical knowledge that could potentially shape their future careers in the electrical industry. From mastering the art of ascending a pole to understanding the critical role of transformers in power distribution, each session was designed to empower the next generation of utility workers.

Ryan Campbell, CEO of EREC, emphasized the importance of camaraderie and safety within the industry, echoing the sentiment of a tight-knit family at EREC. “We are family here at EREC, and if there is any takeaway from this camp, it is to be safe at all times and take care of your brothers,” remarked Campbell.

Beyond technical skills, the camp fostered a sense of community and responsibility among the participants. Through teamwork and collaboration, students not only tackled challenging tasks but also forged bonds that transcended the boundaries of the camp.

In an era where skilled labor is in high demand, initiatives like the EREC Power Up Lineman’s Camp serve as a beacon of hope, nurturing the talents of aspiring young individuals and paving the way for a brighter, safer future in the electrical utility sector.

As the curtains drew on the inaugural camp, it left an indelible mark on the students, instilling in them a newfound appreciation for the vital work carried out by linemen every day. With their newfound skills and the spirit of camaraderie instilled by EREC, these students are poised to become the linemen of tomorrow, ensuring that communities remain powered and connected for generations to come.

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