Two EREC Team Members Complete Certified Journeymen Linemen Program

January 21, 2023

Two Escambia River Electric Cooperative team members are now certified journeymen linemen.

Kyle Strickling and Tyler Prescott completed the rigorous lineman apprenticeship program through the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association.

“We are very proud of the hard work and time spent by these guys,” says Ryan Campbell, CEO of EREC. “Without the exceptional dedication and commitment of these hardworking men, we simply would not have the reliable electricity that we need for everyday life.”

Becoming a journeyman lineworker can take more than 7,000 hours of training because working with high-voltage equipment requires specialized skills, experience, and ongoing mental toughness. Shortcuts are not an option and there is no room for error in this line of work.

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5 Responses to “Two EREC Team Members Complete Certified Journeymen Linemen Program”

  1. So girl on January 21st, 2023 3:14 pm

    Congratulations Kyle and Tyler!
    Great job, so proud of you. Stay safe!
    Thank you and all the EREC Employees for the great job you do.

  2. Bratt on January 21st, 2023 10:43 am

    Thank you Tony for teaching these young men how to be great Lineman

  3. Willene Bryan on January 21st, 2023 9:49 am


  4. Breambuster on January 21st, 2023 8:34 am

    Way to go..!! Thanks for all you do…Stay safe out there…

  5. EMD on January 21st, 2023 7:21 am

    Thank you guys so much for all the work that you do and for your kindness and pleasing manners. Congratulations on your accomplishments.

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