January 29, 2021

Thank a lineman, help a LSSC student

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By Akers Editorial

Thank a lineman, help a LSSC student

1.3 min read| Published On: January 29th, 2021| 0 Comments|

A new specialty license plate thanking lineworkers has Lake-Sumter State College students giving thanks.

Proceeds from the Thank a Lineman plate recently established when Gov. Ron DeSantis signed HB 1135 into law will go to scholarships for students in the Electric Utility programs at Lake-Sumter State College. These programs prepare students for a career as a lineworker in as few as six weeks.

“Lineworkers are the hard-working men and women who install and maintain our power lines and who go out to restore power in the event of outages or downed lines,” says Lake-Sumter State College President Dr. Stan Sidor. “We are appreciative of Gov. DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for providing public recognition of these individuals who are critical to our state’s economy.”

Brant Duke, a Lake-Sumter State College graduate and lineworker for the City of Leesburg, found a rewarding career in the program.

“I knew I liked to work outside and not behind a desk, so I thought I would try it out,” says Brant. “The LSSC Lineworker programs gives you a true feel of lineworker life. The benefits of this program are exponential, and it’s far cheaper than other programs I know.”

“We are committed to providing a career pathway for students to begin high-skill and high-wage careers in the electric industry,” adds Dr. Sidor. “We believe our programs are second to none in providing hands-on training and in-depth learning for lineworkers and electric utility professionals. Our graduates are servicing power lines across the State of Florida and the country on a daily basis.”

Florida drivers who want the Thank a Lineman plate on their car can visit thankalineworker.com or contact their county’s tax collector office to pre-order. The 2021 plates are expected to be available once the state’s minimum pre-order threshold is met.

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