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May 10

*** MEDIA ALERT *** MEDIA ALERT *** MEDIA ALERT *** MEDIA ALERT ***

 

May 10, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Media alert: MCC Lineworker Rodeo this Saturday

 

What: MCC will host the Lineworker Rodeo this Saturday. The competition features various competitions that test a student’s ability to perform different work procedures related to the Utility Line industry.    

When: Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m.

Where: Applied Technology Center, 10407 State St. 

 

Background: 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. 

 

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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.