Joining the Ranks | OEC News

Celebrating OEC linemen’s certification milestone

OEC linemen Ricky Young and Ryan Trowbridge earned their Journeyman Power Lineman certificates alongside dozens of other co-op linemen from across the state after years of classroom work and on-the-job training.

“The dedication these men have for their work and their commitment to safety means more reliable service for our members,” said Ryan Spears, manager of loss control and former maintenance lineman. “I know firsthand the effort and knowledge it takes to achieve this certification and am very proud of both of these men.”

In addition to completing apprenticeships under tenured OEC journeyman linemen, each lineman completed a four-year program that consisted of classroom hours, testing and on-the-job training. They join many other linemen with the journeyman distinction at OEC.

Congratulations on reaching journeyman status!

Ricky Young, Journeyman lineman
Ryan Trowbridge, Journeyman lineman
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