Lane’s Success Story

A man in lineman gear looking up at a utility pole.

Lane was working a part-time job, but it wasn’t enough for him to lead the life he wanted. He wanted a career offering a higher wage and plenty of growth opportunities, so he began researching the Power Lineman program at MECC. Much to his surprise, Lane learned that linemen make a median wage of over […]

It Takes a Village…

Tazewell County Career & Technical Center student Adam had just received his first full-time job offer but lacked the tools and vehicle required to accept it. Communities in Schools Coordinator Kriste Coleman and TCCTC JAG Program Coordinator Tyler Brooks put Adam in touch with case manager Lisa Hubbard. Adam explained to Lisa that he had […]

Noah Powers His Way to a New Career

Wise County resident Noah had worked part-time, minimum-wage jobs to get by but knew he needed to find a career that would allow him to be financially independent. He began researching programs at Mountain Empire Community College and, with the help of his former case manager Monica Buchanan, enrolled in the Power Lineman Program. Noah […]