Students visit COLT for ExploreAg Career Experience

Kyle Hoffman and student in a bucket truck
OEC’s Kyle Hoffman gave ExploreAg attendees a ride in a bucket truck – one of five interactive stations at the event.

Approximately 30 students visited the Central Ohio Lineworker Training (COLT) facility in Mount Gilead on October 19 to learn about career opportunities available at Ohio’s electric co-ops.

The event, held in partnership with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and Ohio State University Extension, featured rotating stations offering hands-on learning opportunities. Stations included dressing for safety, building a crossarm, operating a drone, using a bucket truck, and energy advising.

OEC received positive feedback from the event and plans to host it again in the future.