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Lineman/CDL Graduation

The Academy for Mine Training and Energy Technologies honors Lineman/CDL class

Williamson, WV (May 2023) — Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College hosted a graduation celebration for its third Lineman/CDL class. The Academy for Mine Training and Energy Technologies honored the 18 students at 11:30 AM on Saturday, May 13th, at the Southern Academy for Mine Training and Energy Technologies on the Williamson Campus.

“We are so proud of these students and what they have accomplished at Southern,” said Jay Lester, Workforce Director at Southern.

After the certificate ceremony, students displayed their skills in a hurt man rescue drill, an egg climb, and other line construction events.

“We couldn’t ask for better people to join this ever-changing field of work,” said Shelby Porter, Education Program Specialist. “We are blessed to have this program at Southern. It has been an honor to work with these students and watch them grow during this training process.”

This cohort of students will leave Southern with a Class–A Commercial Driver’s License, a forklift certification, a lineman apprenticeship first-step certification, and much more.

“I am thoroughly impressed with the students and faculty members of this hands-on program,” added Dr. David Lemmon, Dean of Professional and Technical Studies. “We have had overwhelming support from the College and community regarding the Lineman and CDL programs. I am proud of these students and wish them the best in their future careers.”

Kendrick Myles Allen – Lenore, WV
Benjamin Steven Bentley – Lenore, WV
Chad Eric Burnette – Whitman, WV
Jared Michael Burnette – Whitman, WV
Brandon Luke Butcher – Chapmanville, WV
Dylan Ray Combs – Harts, WV
Marshall Grant Conley – Matewan, WV
Austin Trenton – Jay Conn – Logan, WV
George Lacy Edmiston – Delbarton, WV
Jeremiah Joshua Harless II – Logan, WV
Christopher Ray Lester – Delbarton, WV
Ethan Connor Linville – Madison, WV
Ethan Bryce Mullins – Dingess, WV
Mason Isaac Mullins – Dingess, WV
Richard Allen Mullins – Ragland, WV
Ricky Tyler Mullins – Delbarton, WV
Ian Michael Reed – Williamson, WV
Jarred Alan Vickers – Danville, WV