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Visit to Avista’s Pre-Apprentice Line School a part of Careers In Energy Week

Post by Dan Kolbet

This week Avista is participating in national Careers in Energy Week, focusing on informing the public of the great careers we have in the energy industry.

Today high school counselors and teachers experienced life as an apprentice at the Jack Stewart Training Center, Avista’s Pre-Apprentice Line School. More than 20 participants learned how electric crews place ground wires on poles, position cross arms and place poles in the ground.

Avista didn’t let them just stand around either – they did the actual work with shovels, power drills, hammers and ropes. Due to some unfriendly high winds, rookies weren’t able to climb a pole, but there were several who were interested.

Almost half of today’s energy workforce will be retiring in the next decade. As technology within the industry quickly increases, so does the need for a tech-savvy workforce to support high-skill, high-wage jobs. The right education and training will provide men and women a rewarding, well-paying career that benefits millions of people every day.
 
 
 
Posted by  System Account  on  10/16/2012
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