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May 2

May 2, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC Lineworker Rodeo to test students’ talents May 13

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host the MCC Lineworker Rodeo on Saturday, May 13, at 9 a.m. at the College’s Applied Technology Center, 10407 State St. The rodeo features various competitions that test a student’s ability to perform different work procedures related to the Utility Line industry.

 

“Students will have to face many difficult situations in the field. The MCC Lineworker Rodeo gives them an opportunity to showcase their skills while preparing for the next phase of their career,” says Rich Newcomer, Utility Line technician instructor at MCC.

 

The list of competitions is highlighted by the obstacle climb, an event where students must scale a 40-foot pole to complete three small tasks at the top. Other competitions include winching, framing and a written exam portion. The Lineworker Rodeo will be judged by industry professionals from local utility companies.

 

The competition is free and open to the public. Award ceremonies will immediately follow the competition. For more information, visit mccneb.edu.

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.