Congrats to our HEATS graduates!

Posted on Jan 05 2023 in Decatur County REMC
HEATS graduates
Decatur County REMC HEATS graduates are, from left, Collin Crabtree, Joe Vanderbur, Paul Trenkamp, Abby Asher and Jenny Burkhart. Not pictured is Crystal Greathouse.

The Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship, Training and Safety (HEATS) program held its first in-person graduation program since 2019 this fall at French Lick Resort. Six Decatur County REMC employees were among the graduates.

The program, which started in 1975 as a way to ensure linemen had proper job-related safety training, expanded over the years to include other co-op employees.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 graduating classes never received formal recognition of their accomplishments. That made the 2022 graduation program a three-year celebration of 103 total graduates across four training disciplines representing not only Hoosier Energy but 17 of its 18 member cooperatives.