Certified Utility Line Worker Program
“We are excited to partner with Clover School District to offer this program, which we understand to be the first high school program of this kind in South Carolina! The program is a win for students and for both our communities.” Kelly Coxe, Superintendent.
“Authentic partnerships between public schools, the technical college system, and business and industry give our students the best opportunity to make a seamless transition into the workforce. This program has the potential to become a model of that strategic alliance.” Dr. Sheila Quinn, Superintendent.
York School District One and Clover School District have collaborated with multiple York County agencies and businesses to create an innovative utility line workers program for the students of York and Clover School Districts. York Technical College will work with the two school districts to offer students a chance for hands-on learning and experiences which will lead them directly into the workforce.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at the Utility Line Worker Training Ground at the campus of York Comprehensive High School. The rain date for the ribbon cutting ceremony is Thursday, October 10, 2019.
Partners to the Utility Line Worker Program include American Safety, Comporium, Duke Energy, CEE-US, York Electric Cooperative, and Williams Electric. Grants from the South Carolina Department of Education and Duke Energy Foundation also helped make the program possible.