SVCC Workforce offers Groundsman Program

Published 12:21 pm Thursday, October 22, 2015

Southside Virginia Community College’s Workforce Development has announced that its first cohort has completed the Electrical Utility Groundsman Training non-credit program this year. 

The class consists of 16 days of instruction which ended up being 128 hours.

Within the course curriculum, the student receives several certifications necessary for this field of work including, OSHA 10, Work Zone, Flagging and CPR/ First Aid.

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The hands-on, high-demand training program affords students the opportunity to utilize various pieces of equipment and tools of the trade that they could use at future jobs. The course prepares the student for an entry level position as an electrical groundsman.

The next class will begin Monday, Nov. 2, and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 25.

The class will meet Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the SVCC Occupational Tech Center/Picket Park in Blackstone.

For more information about the upcoming Electrical Utility Groundsman training class, contact Angela McClintock at (434) 949-1026 or

Pre-registration is required for those interested.