ASU Newport Offers Unique Training - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Newport, AR - Yalanda Young Reports

ASU Newport Offers Unique Training

February 7, 2006 - Posted at 10:45 a.m. CST

Newport, AR -- High Voltage Linemen are in big demand right now, and there's only one training facility in the state and it's ASU Newport.

The course offers instruction and hands-on experience working with high voltage power lines. The students do not work with live wires, but they do have internships and work with the Electric Coop. for experience. Their days consist of learning how to climb poles, safety measures, and operating bucket trucks.

Chris Cox, a student at ASU Newport, was kind enough to hoist me up in the bucket truck, and I say, more power to them. They are braver than I am for doing it everyday.

They not only specialize in high voltage, but they also have a great truck driving program. In 2000, one in fourteen jobs were employeed by trucking. Training includes a shifting simulator (helps students learn how to use the clutch), getting out on the training course, and driving with experienced drivers.

If you would like more information about these programs you can log onto their website at www.asun.edu. Or email Larry Davis at ldavis@asun.edu.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • New business comes to Bono

    New business comes to Bono

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:38:07 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:45:53 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    One-third of the Jim Co Factory building in Bono will now be used as another factory, bring six to eight jobs to the city.

    One-third of the Jim Co Factory building in Bono will now be used as another factory, bring six to eight jobs to the city.

  • Man arrested for setting landlord's house on fire

    Man arrested for setting landlord's house on fire

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:43:55 GMT
    George Keller (Source: Sharp County Sheriff's Department)George Keller (Source: Sharp County Sheriff's Department)

    A Sharp County man faces arson and burglary charges after authorities say he set his former landlord’s home on fire. The landlord was later arrested on drug charges.

    A Sharp County man faces arson and burglary charges after authorities say he set his former landlord’s home on fire. The landlord was later arrested on drug charges.

  • Mayor hopes to recreate history in new park

    Mayor hopes to recreate history in new park

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:24:13 GMT
    Friday, March 24 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:32:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    With Bono Legacy Park still in the works, the mayor is looking to recreate a piece of history that would remind residents of the city’s past.

    With Bono Legacy Park still in the works, the mayor is looking to recreate a piece of history that would remind residents of the city’s past.

Powered by Frankly