On April 18, Shelby Energy Cooperative will honor the hard-working lineworkers who often face challenging conditions to keep the lights on. The efforts and sacrifice of a line technician are plain to see.
From the start of their training to becoming a seasoned journeyman line technician is nearly a five-year process. Many linemen will leave home for weeks of training and return to be an apprentice lineman for years before earning the journeyman title.
A lineman's job can also be very dangerous. Safety is a priority at Shelby Energy and an important aspect of a lineman's training. When working with electricity, diligence and professionalism are absolute necessities. The line technicians at Shelby Energy are never done "training". In conjuction with Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, Shelby Energy's line technicians are always learning and practicing their skills to keep everyone safe.
Linemen are the first responders of Shelby Energy Cooperative and they're always ready to get the job done, day or night, and in any weather.
Whether they're restoring power after a major storm or maintaining critical infrastructure to the electric system, line workers are the heart of Shelby Energy Cooperative.
Shelby Energy invites their members to take a moment to thank a lineman for the work they do. Use #thankalineman on social media on April 18 to show support for the line technicians who power your lives!