Wilmoth receives Climbing Higher Award

Published 10:16 am Saturday, December 18, 2021

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Lucas Wilmoth of Drakes Branch completed the Southside Virginia Community College Power Line Worker Training Program on Nov. 17. He is a graduate of Randolph Henry High School.

Wilmoth also received the SVCC Climbing Higher Award. The award is given to only one student in each cohort that demonstrates traits necessary for a successful career as a power line worker. This award is made possible by the Municipal Electric Power Association of Virginia (MEPAV) and the Fallen Lineman Foundation.

To receive this Climbing Higher Award, Wilmoth had to show pride in his work, resilience, dedication, commitment to safety and loyalty to others in the field. He was recognized with a monetary award and will have his name and picture placed on the wall in the Power Line Worker classroom.

The Power Line Worker Training 11-week program provides both classroom and hands-on training in safety, climbing techniques, electrical theory, aerial framing, rigging, operating utility service equipment and commercial drivers’ license training.