Twenty-one graduate electric lineworker apprenticeship program

2018 Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program graduates.

Twenty-one lineworkers graduated Saturday from Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ apprenticeship program, Rural Electric Apprentice Program (REAP).

REAP is a four-year program that professionally trains apprentice lineworkers from across Indiana. Graduates complete 576 hours of classroom-related study and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training at their electric cooperative. Students also complete four additional classes through Ivy Tech Community College. Upon completion of the program, graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science and a journeyman lineman certificate.

“Lineworkers are the backbone of our operations and their dedication to the consumers of Indiana’s electric cooperatives is outstanding.” said Jon Elkins, vice president of safety, training and compliance at Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “We are proud to have these hardworking individuals as part of the cooperative family.”

This year’s graduates are:

  • Matthew Bassett, Carroll White REMC
  • Tyler Bostock, Daviess-Martin County REMC
  • Cody Carlin, Electricom
  • Teddy Fugate, Electricom
  • Levi Hedrick, Electricom
  • Blake Lamb, Electricom
  • Paul Kennell, Heartland REMC
  • Donnald Bauer, Heartland REMC
  • Derrek Cash, Hendricks Power Cooperative
  • Bill Parker, Jasper County REMC
  • Chris Lawler, Kankakee Valley REMC
  • Brian Heiman, Kosciusko REMC
  • Zachary Booker, Marshall County REMC
  • Justin Nolen, NineStar Connect
  • Andrew McDaniel, Parke County REMC
  • Ethan Collings, Parke County REMC
  • Taylor Baker, Town of Paoli Municipal
  • David Sanders, Utility Service Crew
  • Justin Williams, Veedersburg Municipal
  • Jevin Gooch, Warren County REMC
  • Chad Burton, Warren County REMC