Eighteen graduate electric lineworker apprenticeship program

Eighteen 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:

  • Zach Love, Boone REMC
  • Frank Leach, Carroll White REMC
  • Cameron Lawson, Electricom
  • Damion Gaddis, Electricom
  • Dylan Lowe, Electricom
  • Jacob Storer, Electricom
  • Alec Wells, Heartland REMC
  • Braden Mattocks, Jasper County REMC
  • Shane Brown, Jasper County REMC
  • Daniel Paxson, Jay County REMC
  • Zackary Walters, Kankakee Valley REMC
  • Kody Hand, Kosciusko REMC
  • Kory Chapman, NineStar Connect
  • Pete Bauer, Northeastern REMC
  • Justin Koger, Hendricks Power Cooperative
  • Braden Nichols, Steuben County REMC
  • Adam Crabb, Tipmont REMC
  • Chris Foxworthy, Tipmont REMC