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Linemen: Faces of the Future

Up-and-coming line leaders train to follow in the footsteps of today’s veteran journeymen.

Today’s line apprentices are tomorrow’s leaders in the electric utility industry. With veteran journeymen linemen nearing retirement, utilities are hiring apprentices to fill their work boots. Brandon Branch, an apprentice lineman for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), says he already is noticing an impending gap in the workforce.

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