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Mayor-President, SLCC to Work Towards New Training Course

May 07, 2018 04:31PM ● By News Desk

South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) may be getting resources to train electrical linemen following the passage of an ordinance by the Lafayette City-Parish Council.

The council voted 8-0 to allow Mayor-President Joel Robideaux to enter the agreement with the two-year college to create a lineman training course. The agreement stipulates that LCG will work with SLCC to create an underground facility yard, pole climbing yard and a bucket and line truck. The city-parish government will also, under the agreement, help SLCC find manufacturers and material supply representatives to possibly obtain donations, materials or discounted rates for the council.

In return, SLCC would provide a training yard, instructors, class materials, and classrooms appropriate for the course.

The ordinance passed referenced a “shortage of trained electrical linemen” and noted that the trend could pose a threat to “public welfare and safety.”