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HCTC Lineman Program helping former coal miner

Doug BeverlyDoug Beverly knew he needed more training to get a good job and he s glad he turned to HCTC for the Lineman Training Program that he completed in November 2014. He enjoys his employment with the Davis H. Elliott Company. At age 30, he knows he has job security, with better pay and better benefits. Beverly has the highest praise for his teachers at HCTC. They both had the knowledge and experience, they took the class to a whole new level because it was hands on. They always tried to meet us with new challenges. I m really glad I went through this program.

Beverly, age 30, served in the military, and then worked at an underground coal mining for more than four years. He said he saw the layoffs coming, so he obtained an Emergency Medical Technician license and worked for the Perry County Ambulance Service.

He is glad he made the switch to becoming a lineman because of the job security and the benefits.

Beverly and his wife, Rachel, live in Bulan with their two young children.

Interested in the Lineman Program? The next class begins in September. Call Keila Miller at Hazard Community and Technical College at (606) 487-3287 for more information about the program.