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April 20


Emma Stokely
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2726, office
402-380-4896, cell

MEDIA ALERT: MCC hosts College Lineman Rodeo at Applied Technology Center on Friday, April 21 at 9 a.m.
Metropolitan Community College will host the 2023 College Lineman Rodeo, a competition among regional schools in which utility line students participate in events that demonstrate industry safety, accuracy and camaraderie. Nearly 100 students from postsecondary schools throughout the Midwest, including colleges from Nebraska, Missouri and Michigan, will compete on Friday, April 21 at the MCC Applied Technology Center (10407 State St.).
Students will move between timed events that include framing, cross arm change outs and an obstacle course that includes a 40-foot competitors will ascend. A mystery event will also take place and a written exam factors into the scoring for the competition. Competitors will use industry tools, operate equipment and climb utility poles to perform tasks that will be judged by industry professionals. Participants will also have the opportunity to interview for internships with representatives from industry companies on hand.
WHAT:                   2023 College Lineman Rodeo
WHEN:                  Friday, April 21
                                 9 a.m. (competition follows opening ceremony at 9 a.m.)

WHERE:               MCC Applied Technology Center
                                 10407 State St.
                                 Omaha, NE 68122
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.