Blackwell completes SVCC PLW program

Published 12:41 pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018

On Sept. 19, George Blackwell of Lunenburg, a graduate of Central Senior High School, completed the Southside Virginia Community College Power Line Worker Training.

The 11-week program provided both classroom and hands-on training in safety, climbing techniques, electrical theory, aerial framing, rigging, Operation Utility Service Equipment and Commercial Driver’s License Training. Pictured are, from left, Clyde Robertson, instructor, Blackwell and Brad Wike, instructor. SVCC offers the Power Line Worker class in Blackstone at the Occupational/Technical Center in Pickett Park. For information visit