Witvoet graduates from IEC Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program

Posted on Apr 18 2024 in Jasper County REMC
Michael Witvoet
Michael Witvoet

Local Journeyman Lineman Michael Witvoet and 21 others from around the state graduated from Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program (REAP).

REAP is a four-year program that professionally trains apprentice lineworkers from across Indiana. Graduates complete 612 hours of classroom-related study and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training at their electric cooperative. Cooperative apprentices also complete four additional classes through Ivy Tech Community College. Upon completing the program, graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science and a journeyman lineman certificate.

“Lineworkers are the backbone of our operations, and their dedication to their communities and the consumers of Indiana’s electric cooperatives is outstanding,” said Jon Elkins, vice president of safety, training and compliance at Indiana Electric Cooperatives. “We are proud to have these hardworking individuals as part of the cooperative family.”

Congratulations, Michael!