LUMA College Graduates 14 Electric Utility Line Workers

San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 22, 2021– LUMA today celebrated the first graduation from LUMA College for technical training.  Fourteen students graduated as Electric utility line workers 1 and 2. Almost half of the graduates have worked at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority and decided to take the new courses offered by LUMA’s educational entity. These courses are specialized as Electric Utility Line workers.

At the graduation, the outstanding students of the “Utility Line worker” course were recognized in the categories:

  • Knowledge Award – Awarded to the student who demonstrated greater academic mastery in their cognitive and intellectual areas.
  • Skill Award – Awarded to the student who demonstrated greater manual skill with training skills and demonstrated greater physical competence.  
  • Behavior Award – Awarded to the student who displays a continuous positive attitude, safe work habits, and teamwork-oriented behavior. These are characteristics that the employers of the energy industry are looking for. –
  • Student President – Awarded to the student volunteer who was named student president.
  • Eagle Award – Awarded to the most outstanding student (grade of A) considering all areas of knowledge, skills and behavior.

“There are currently over 200 workers coming from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority who are a priority to receive extra training at LUMA College and we are excited to have them trained and ready to re-enter the workforce,” said Juan Vargas, director of LUMA College for Technical Training.

Yesterday, October 21, the graduating class participated in the first “Electric Rodeo” that is done in PR. At the rodeo students demonstrate their skills in a competition. The “winners” received medals.

About LUMA College:

LUMA College for Technical Training provides industry-leading educational opportunities for companies and individuals in charge of rebuilding electric power infrastructure in Puerto Rico. LUMA College is fully funded by Quanta Services and ATCO’s commitment to a sustainable Puerto Rican workforce. Since 1993, NLC has grown to nearly 300 employees with 4 campuses across the United States, where it trains more than 8,000 individuals each year, and has a network of more than 1,000 employers. LUMA College provides industry-leading educational experiences for companies and individuals tasked with rebuilding Puerto Rico’s electric power infrastructure.


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