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Sunday, 12 March 2017 17:10

Dell Dunham High Voltage Instructor at OSUIT is Guest Speaker at Okmulgee Rotary


Rotarian of the Day Felecia Wittman is shown with guest speaker Dell Dunham and newest Rotary member, Matthew Martin.  Dell is an instructor with the High Voltage lineman program at OSUIT.  Okmulgee is one of the few institutions in the country offering an associate’s degree for this career.  During the 5 internships these students receive, the average pay is enough to cover their college tuition during the 2 year program, allowing them to graduate debt free if they manage their money well.  Dell shared a video the Visual Arts department made for recruitment for the High Voltage program.  The video has won awards for the college and was even shown on national television during NASCAR.  To view the video, you can go to YouTube and search High Voltage Heroes.  Students in the program are learning the newest technology in the industry, including helicopter power line repair.  Graduates’ beginning pay averages $60,000 to $70,000 a year, before storm overtime.