Elevating Cash And Climbing Poles In Trenton

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It was a very busy Friday for a number of students at the Southeast Lineman Training Center in Trenton, Georgia.

Busy and hot.

And as the old saying goes, they could “kill two birds with one stone!”

Climbing on the pole. That’s what students do at the Southeast Lineman Training Center. Part of a 15 week program.

After graduation, they will spread all over the country. Working on the electrical wiring we all rely on.

It’s a learning experience. Climb. Again and again!

“The first few weeks or so of the program is all about repetition. Many of the students compare it to a boot camp, ”says Marketing Director Jared Anders.

At first glance, stick climbing looks easy and fun. You strap on your gear and walk up and down a wooden pole.

But when talking to those involved, you quickly realize that it is not only difficult, but also dangerous.

According to one of the students, Carson Koloda, “you see it secondhand. You think you can do it. It just looks. “

“But when you put on your gear and actually start climbing, you realize that it’s a whole new world.”

But there is more to the story. This is the first Woodwalkers For Water event. As the school merges with Neverthirst.

This is an organization that provides clean water to people all over the world. Especially in Africa and Asia.

The school donates for every climb that is completed. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

“Not only do we help these guys improve their craft, we also help so many people,” says Jimbo Tucker of Neverthirst.

“There are still 785 million people without clean, living water.”

The two organizations hope to work together regularly in the future.

To collect money. While perfecting a craft.