The next time you see linemen restoring power after a storm, they just might be graduates of the Electrical Lineman program at Forsyth Technical Community College. This past August, Forsyth Tech congratulated the 40th class to graduate from the nine-week electrical lineman program at the Northwest Forsyth Center in King. The program was a success; all 22 students enrolled in the program graduated and received job offers. Guest speaker David Fountain, Duke Energy’s North Carolina former president, encouraged the graduates as they prepared to begin their exciting new careers. “We rely on the skills and expertise of line workers to power our daily lives and depend on this vital role in maintaining and growing the state’s energy infrastructure,” Fountain said. “We’re proud to support Forsyth Tech’s program to train the next generation of line workers.” Since 2010, Forsyth Tech has trained nearly 400 workers in the nine-week program. The college was one of the first to start the electrical lineman program and is currently the only nationally certified line worker class in the state.