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New Holstein Utilities Employee Completes Apprenticeship, Earns Journey Status

New Holstein Utilities employee Adam Onesti recently graduated from a four-year indentured linerepairer apprentice program offered through Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Adam Onesti, was one of 33 apprentices from utilities around the state who completed apprenticeships and received diplomas on Jan. 20, 2011 at the Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin/Rural Electric Cooperatives Joint Superintendent’s Conference in Stevens Point, WI.

The Electrical Lineman Apprenticeship consists of four years of not less than 8,000 hours in which a minimum of 640 hours is spent in paid-related instruction. As an apprentice, Adam completed this training to achieve his status as a journey electric lineworker.

“We are proud to see Adam complete his apprenticeship,” said Randy Jaeckels, General Manager. “The training and knowledge he has received since joining our utility will help him perform highly skilled work on our high-voltage electric distribution system.”