OECC is offering a scholarship to cover books and tuition for the candidate chosen to attend the High Voltage Lineman Training program at ASU Newport, Arkansas this fall. Applicants must be current members (or the child of a current member) of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corporation in order to be eligible. Those interested in applying for the scholarship should download, complete, print and return the application to Angie McLendon, Ouachita Electric Cooperative, PO Box 877, Camden, AR 71711 OR email it to firstname.lastname@example.org before the April 1, 2021 deadline.
This is a 36-semester credit hour program consisting of 12 hours of general education courses that include technical math, technical writing, psychology and technical computer applications. The remaining 24 hours will involve coursework and hands-on training in the following areas: safety, electrical systems, high voltage distribution systems, climbing and heavy equipment operation. In the final semester, students will complete an internship at their local electric cooperative, as their capstone course.