MORE POWERFUL CAREERS

Powerful Careers: Clyde Robertson

As lead instructor for Southside Virginia Community College’s Power Line Worker Program, he has helped guide more than 375 students on the path to successful “powerful careers.” The SVCC Power Line Worker Program was the first of its kind in Virginia. The...

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Powerful Careers: Brenda Mansfield

Things have changed since Brenda Mansfield joined her Community Electric Cooperative family in 1979, including more women in leadership roles. She followed the lead of her mother, who previously worked for the co-op. Her mother’s dedication and love for the...

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Powerful Careers: Kenny McMichael

Like many high school students overwhelmed by the options from which to choose, Kenny McMichael was undecided on which career path to take. Like the flip of a switch, that all changed during a four-hour presentation during a school field trip to Community...

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Powerful Careers: Justice Powell

While serving in mass communications with the U.S. Navy, Justice Powell saw a need for graphic design. She decided to fulfill that need and navigated herself through basic training of the Adobe design software. That self-motivation and drive landed her a...

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Powerful Careers: Sheila Switzer

You never know where a Powerful Career might take you. Or for how long. After graduating from Craig County High School in New Castle, Va., Sheila Switzer started working at a furniture company when an acquaintance told her that she might be a good fit for an...

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Powerful Careers: Heather Dalton

In her 23 years at Southside Electric Cooperative, Heather Dalton has experienced the inside and outside of the power line industry. Dalton, a staking technician in SEC’s Altavista office, came to the cooperative as a...

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