GRADUATION HELD FOR LINE TECH PROGRAM
On April 16, 2008, the Electrical Line Technician Program, a product of the Lake Superior Community Partnership Foundation and Northern Michigan University held the graduation ceremony for the program’s fifth graduating class. This year’s ceremony featured 21 graduates. Class speaker was Jeremy Leake. Alumni speaker was Jeff Senski, class of 2004.
The program is a pre-apprenticeship program that will prepare students to install, maintain and operate electrical systems to supply energy to residential, commercial and industrial customers, and to underground generation facilities. Classes and instruction for the program are held at the Midwest Skills Development Center at the former KI Sawyer Air Force Base in Gwinn, MI.
Marquette, Mich. – On Thursday, April 18, 2013, the Midwest Skills Development Center presented the tenth graduating class of the Electrical Line Technician (ELT) program.
Thirty-two students received Electrical Line Technician diploma’s after completing a one year training program preparing students to install, maintain and operate electrical systems to supply electric energy to residential, commercial and industrial customers.
Graduates include: Derek S. Barnes (Iron Mountain, Mich.), Darren Bartle (Marquette, Mich.), Joshua Beaudry (Marquette, Mich.), Keith Becker (Ishpeming, Mich.), Eric Blau (Rapid River, Mich.), Kyle Buckett (Calumet, Mich.), Matthew Carey (Ellsworth, Mich.), Kyle Cook (Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.), Thomas Cvengros (Iron Mountain, Mich.), Dakota Dale (Park Falls, Wis.), Bryant Dault (Escanaba, Mich.), Anthony DeMuri (Crystal Falls, Mich.), James Eman (Skandia, Mich.), Steven Fouts (Mohawk, Mich.), Zachory Gilbert (Pigeon, Mich.), Anthony Hamel (Ishpeming, Mich.), Dillon Headington (Rapid River, Mich.), Adam Kelley (Cadillac, Mich.), Thomas Lefebvre (Iron Mountain, Mich.), Patrick Murphy (Skandia, Mich.), Douglas Ohman (Marquette, Mich.), Trevor Palmer (Rapid River, Mich.), Calvin Richard (Iron River, Mich.), Ethan Schetter (Carney, Mich.), Keenan St Aubin (Gwinn, Mich.), Alexander Takala (Crystal Falls, Mich.), John Takala (Crystal Falls, Mich.), Cody Warren (Kingsford, Mich.), Joshua Weiss (Saginaw, Mich.), Eric Williams (Rapid River, Mich.), Kyle Wilson (Neguanee, Mich.) and Lucas Yeager (Ishpeming, Mich.).
The ELT program is a joint effort between Northern Michigan University (NMU), the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) and the Midwest Skills Development Center (MSDC).
The ELT program has trained 303 students to date, who have an 80% job placement rate after graduation. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the job outlook for ELT’s is expected to rise.
For more information about the ELT program, please call the Lake Superior Community Foundation’s office at (906) 226-6591 or email Derek Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) is a private-public partnership created for community and economic development. The Partnership was founded on the belief that efforts to improve Marquette County’s quality of life should be truly regional in nature, built around a true private/public partnership and focused on community development. The LSCP is committed to the continuous improvement of our communities as outstanding places to work, invest, conduct business, recreate and raise families. More information on the Lake Superior Community Partnership can be found at www.marquette.org.