A lifelong member of Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, Dustin Francis fondly remembers attending co-op annual meetings with his grandparents.
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Jill Scherzer and her team at NOVEC encourage students today to consider the booming energy industry, which is in need of hardworking people with a hunger for learning.
The 2023 Girl Power Camp is scheduled for Nov. 3 at the Palmyra Training Center. The one-day experience is intended for high school girls who want to learn about an energy career.
Future farmers, lawyers, mechanics, veterinarians and even some aspiring lineworkers visited with representatives from 40 organizations promoting a variety of career options at the Career & Opportunity Expo preceding the Virginia FFA State Convention on June 22.
“The rewards of this type of job, or a job with a cooperative, in this area far surpass other opportunities to stay local,” says Jason Stapleton, area supervisor for the Jonesville, Va., district at Powell Valley Electric Cooperative, headquartered in New Tazewell, Tenn.
PJ Jarvis never had the pressure of carrying on the traditions of the family business. A lineworker has enough to think about beyond living up to a father’s expectations.
This is not your ordinary rodeo. It’s the annual Gaff-n-Go Lineworker Rodeo hosted by the Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of ElectricCooperatives May 19-20 at Meadow Event Parkin Doswell, Va.