(Media release from Georgia Northwestern Technical College):

Sixteen students graduated on Wednesday, March 27, from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Electrical Lineworker program during a ceremony at GNTC’s Polk County Campus in Rockmart.

The students experienced a vigorous training program that included donated equipment such as trucks, poles and climbing equipment, as well as hands-on expertise from GNTC instructors. Upon completing the program, students received four certificates of completion for Electrical Lineworker, a restricted Class A Commercial Truck Driving (CDL) license, OSHA 10-Hour General Industry and an overall certificate verifying 395 training hours completed. The program is offered through GNTC’s Office of Economic Development.

Graduates from the fourth cohort of the program are Ryan Chatman, Cain Cline, Lucas Edwards, Marsyan Griffin, Carson Harris, Judah Kratz, Carson Lockwood, Landon Mitchell, Trent Peugh, Brixce Ramos, Jaykub Roberts, Adam Tucker, Brody Vainrib, Jamie Wall, William Weaver and Dustin Wilbanks.

The next cohort of GNTC’s Electrical Lineworker program starts April 29 and still has openings. For more information about the program, go to or contact the Office of Economic Development via email at [email protected].