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Planting Seeds
Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

by Jim Robertson, Staff Writer These kids know co-ops. In late June, hundreds of students, parents and teachers gathered at the Virginia Tech campus for the annual Virginia FFA State Convention. New this year was the Career and Opportunity Expo, during which students...

The Reitz Move

The Reitz Move

The Reitz Move Having a sense of adventure might not immediately come to mind as an attribute one should have working for an electric company. But it’s a pretty good one if you aren’t tasked with touching thousands of volts of electricity, and that’s the case for...

Sky’s the Limit for New Grads

Sky’s the Limit for New Grads

Here are the relevant numbers: 18, 24, 400, 6. No, not a dicey lottery play, but instead a definite investment in the field of careers in energy. As in the 18th graduating class of Southside Virginia Community College’s Power Line Worker Program, which numbered 24 students, including the 400th graduate in its six-year history.

From Chasing To Climbing

From Chasing To Climbing

Jacobs is always learning; now he is teaching, too by Jim Robertson, Staff Writer J.T. Jacobs’ mother raised him believing that he could do anything with hard work, dedication and an advanced degree. “Early on, the idea of successful careers was predisposed in my mind...

Featured Employee: Clyde Robertson

Featured Employee: Clyde Robertson

Creating Powerful Careers Clyde Robertson loves helping young men and women achieve their dreams in the power line worker industry. As lead instructor for Southside Virginia Community College’s Power Line Worker Program, he has helped guide more than 390 students on...