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Riggs Completes Journeyman Lineman Program

Operations Manager Brian Bultje presents Lineman Cody Riggs with his Journeyman Certificate.

Cody Riggs, Lineman with the Mitchell crew, recently graduated from apprentice lineman to journeyman lineman.

Riggs successfully completed one of the most comprehensive training programs in the world for power line personnel. The Merchant Job Training and Safety Program is administered to line personnel in 38 states and is also under contract with National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) International, Ltd.

In order to complete the journeyman program, one must complete 8,000 field hours, four years of detailed book work, and pass a final comprehensive exam. After four and a half years of work towards his certificate, Riggs says, "It’s definitely a relief."

Riggs has been with Central Electric since February 2015. He previously worked with Highline Construction in Paynesville, MN, completed 1,000 hours part-time with Charles-Mix Electric, and completed 1,000 hours part-time with Central Electric.


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