Oct 1, 2021
Apprentice Lineworker Charles Lee shares his thoughts on joining the Georgia Power team:
How did you become interested in electrical linework?
“There are several reasons that I was interested in a career as an apprentice lineman at Georgia Power. I enjoy working with my hands and I also enjoy working outdoors in a team environment... I get to help people by providing a service that is essential in this day and age where so many people are going to school online and working from home. Compensation in this career also prompted my interest. If you work hard and put in good effort you can make a six-figure salary and I don’t know of many career paths where that is possible without a college degree. I chose Georgia Power specifically because the company has a great reputation for providing exceptional customer service and prioritizing our wellbeing and safety. We are like a family here at Georgia Power and I have formed some of the best and lasting relationships in my life with the people I have worked closely with on the job.”
How did Atlanta Tech Electrical Lineworker Apprentice Certification program help you?
“The Atlanta Tech ELAC program helped me by introducing me to what I would be doing as a lineworker. The ELAC program focused heavily on electrical theory, introduced me to the tools of the trade and taught me how to gaff/climb utility poles which I had never done prior to joining the program. I also got hands-on training such as framing poles and building transformers which is something I do pretty much everyday on the job.”
What advice do you have for individuals seeking a career with Georgia Power?
“My advice for anyone seeking a career at Georgia Power would be to first do your research and make sure this career choice is right for you… Prepare and study for the CAST Exam which is a aptitude exam required in order to work for Georgia Power. Obtaining a CDL license and going to a lineworker school will also give you a leg up in the hiring process and a great introduction into linework.”