Conway Corp employees promoted following training

Conway — Conway Corp Electric Department employees Blake Henderson and Kolt Weatherley were promoted to Journeymen Linemen after successfully completing a four-year apprentice program through the Missouri Public Utility Alliance.

Blake Henderson
Kolt Weatherley

The program requires classroom, correspondence and hands-on training workshops with monthly and annual exams on electric curriculum including overhead and underground systems; pole climbing, installing and mounting; conductors, transformers and substations and equipment operation.

The pair were required to attend hands-on immersion skills training workshops including a week-long session for pole climbing, pole top rescue and bucket truck operation. Workshops included the fundamentals and experience necessary to qualify lineworkers in pole climbing as well as bucket truck essentials.

Having completed the program, the pair logged more than 7,200 hours of on-the-job training and are now certified United States Department of Labor Journeymen Linemen.

“Blake and Kolt have worked so hard to complete this training,” Electric Distribution System Senior Foreman Mark Rowlett said. “They are dependable, smart and hard working. We look forward to them taking their next steps.”

Henderson started his career at Conway Corp in March 2017 as a groundman. Weatherley started his career at Conway Corp in August 2015 as a groundman.