Sixteen students graduated on Wednesday, March 27, from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Electrical Lineworker program during a ceremony at GNTC’s Polk County Campus in Rockmart.

Graduates from GNTC’s Electrical Lineworker program are (from left, front row) Judah Kratz, Marsyan Griffin, Brody Vainrib, Lucas Edwards, Landon Mitchell, Cain Cline, Dustin Wilbanks, Jaykub Roberts; (back row) Trent Peugh, Carson Harris, Carson Lockwood, Adam Tucker, Brixce Ramos, William Weaver, Ryan Chatman and Jamie Wall.

The students experienced a vigorous training program that included donated equipment such as trucks, poles and climbing equipment, as well as hands-on expertise from GNTC instructors. Upon completing the program, students received four certificates of completion for Electrical Lineworker, a restricted Class A Commercial Truck Driving (CDL) license, OSHA 10-Hour General Industry and an overall certificate verifying 395 training hours completed. The program is offered through GNTC’s Office of Economic Development.

Graduates from the fourth cohort of the program are Ryan Chatman, Cain Cline, Lucas Edwards, Marsyan Griffin, Carson Harris, Judah Kratz, Carson Lockwood, Landon Mitchell, Trent Peugh, Brixce Ramos, Jaykub Roberts, Adam Tucker, Brody Vainrib, Jamie Wall, William Weaver and Dustin Wilbanks.

The next cohort of GNTC’s Electrical Lineworker program starts April 29 and still has openings. For more information about the program, go to or contact the Office of Economic Development via email at [email protected].

Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma or a certificate in aviation, business, health, industrial or public service career paths. This past year, 11,601 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. GNTC has an annual credit enrollment of 8,071 students and an additional enrollment of 3,530 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training and Georgia Quick Start. For more information about GNTC, visit us at GNTC is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and an Equal Opportunity Institution.