Gage Lowry graduated from high school knowing that he wanted to enter the workforce in a high paying trade career. After receiving information from family, friends, and school counselors about Journeyman Lineman training, Gage visited the North American Lineman Training Center in McEwen, TN. After a visit to the center confirmed this was the right path for him, Gage visited the American Job Center-Huntingdon to inquire about WIOA funding for his training.
The North American Lineman Training Center's mission is to provide the safest, most comprehensive training to the next generation of linemen. Linemen have always taken pride in their work and continue to strive to be first rate in this trade. They remain heroes to the community in times of outages.
In May 2021 Gage began training with North American Lineman Training Center, successfully completing a total of 528 hours by August 2021. He began his new career in November 2021 as a Telecom Groundsman with Mas Tec, Nashville. With the shortage of workers in skilled trade, Gage is thankful he made this decision. He is excited about his future opportunities and appreciates the assistance he received through WIOA to become a certified Lineman.
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