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BIC's HVOLT Academy celebrates graduation of second class

BIC's H-VOLT Academy celebrates graduation of second class

May 10, 2021

The H-VOLT Academy of the UA-PTC Business and Industry Center recently held its second graduation ceremony on Wednesday, April 21 on the UA-PTC Main Campus.

The H-VOLT Academy is a customized training program that equips students with the industry-specific skills for entry level employment as a lineman. Graduates receive an industry-recognized National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) credential.

"It's a win for the students. It’s a win for the employers, and it’s a win for Arkansas and beyond," said BIC director Sharon Cantrell. "Many of the partnering employers have been a part of this process since the very beginning and have worked closely alongside us every step of the way. The employers can rest assured these students are ready for work, dedicated to the mission of the energy sector."

The application process is now open for cohort 4 which is slated to begin in late September. Learn more about the program here:

During the ceremony Special Awards were presented to the following students:

Perfect Attendance
Noah Berrier
Nathan Poole
Dallas Robertson
Justin Roush

Safety Consciousness
Dallas Robertson

Overall Leadership
Zachary Durham

Most Improved
Noah Berrier

Best Climber
Wesley Bailey

Instructor’s Choice
Zachary Durham

Pictured: (front row) Reid Blackwell, Zach Durham, Dallas Robertson, Charles Archard, Noah Berrier, Instructor Barclay Bowden (back row) Instructor-Brian Kelley, Instructor-David Oliver, Sara Russell Lingo, Leonard Robinson, Justin Roush, Kendrick Hopes, Ben Peret, Jason Martinez, Wesley Bailey, Instructor-Robert “Bo” Williams, Instructor-David Fleeman, Chancellor Dr. Margaret Ellibee

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