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WNCC and the Powerline Program Open New Facility

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Published: Oct. 17, 2018 at 10:28 PM CDT
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A new facility is unveiled for the powerlines program at Western Nebraska Community College which will increase hands on experience for students.

During a ribbon cutting ceremony members of WNCC as well as Powerline Instructor Edward Salazar showcased its new indoor training facility in Alliance.

With the help of various local businesses including B&C Steel, who provided the steel for the building, along with various grants the facility will allow the students to get hands on training and not have to worry about inclement weather.

“This is just the second such facility in the state and third within a 500 mile radius,” said Salazar who is excited to have the building.

Students will first put in the poles and finish laying out the overall look of the facility before working on A-1 and C-2 projects.

“In my thinking, the Powerline program is the best return on investment for our students,” adds WNCC President Dr. Todd Holcomb. “We know the baby boomers are retiring and this program is helping to meet the needs of our communities and the region.”

In the afternoon, the group held an open house for the public and those prospective students to see where they could be if they chose the program.

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