North Georgia Technical College’s (NGTC) Blairsville campus announces the addition of an Electrical Line program beginning spring semester 2021.
The college is currently accepting applications for students interested in enrolling in January, and the program can be completed in less than eight weeks. Application deadline for the spring semester is Nov. 19, and classes begin Jan. 7. Students who need financial assistance may also apply for scholarships available from the NGTC Foundation by Nov. 24.
Blue Ridge Mountain Electric Membership Corporation Interim Manager Erik Brinke has assisted NGTC with the needs of the program from the inception through implementation by providing materials and equipment for student learning.
“We are very thankful for Blue Ridge Mountain EMC’s partnership and commitment to this program,” said NGTC Vice President for Academic Affairs Mindy Glander. “The Electrical Line program offered at our campus in Clarkesville typically includes a waiting list of up to nine to twelve months before students are enrolled, so we are very excited to work with Blue Ridge EMC to offer this program on a second campus. Everyone is eager to enroll more students to provide a workforce in a field that is in such high demand. We are grateful for all the assistance from Mr. Brinke and Blue Ridge EMC.”
Additional space at the Blairsville Farmers’ Market has been provided by Union County Sole Commissioner Lamar Paris to allow the students to learn to drive the electric line trucks. The Blairsville NGTC campus will be installing poles for the new program outside of the campus pavilion area.
“Introducing the Electrical Line program at our Blairsville campus is going to provide more student access to one of our most popular programs,” said NGTC Interim President Michele Shirley. “Our students often have jobs secured before they complete the program because of the state-of-the-art equipment and high-quality instruction they receive. We are excited to offer this program to more students in our communities.”
For more information regarding enrolling in the new Electric Line program at Blairsville or for scholarship assistance, call 706-754-7700 or visit northgatech.edu.