HTC Donates Electrical Lineman Technician Equipment to Horry-Georgetown Technical College

HTC team

Pictured are, from left to right, are: HGTC Electrical Lineman Professors Robbie Vermeland & Scott Shoemaker; HTC Director of Construction Services Craig Johnson; and HTC Human Resources Representative Taylor Kennedy.

Local Cooperative Gifts Necessary Program Tools For Area Students

May 5, 2022, Conway, S.C. – HTC recently donated an electrical lineman technician bag and equipment to the Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) Electrical Lineman Technician Program.

The bag and equipment, which will be used by select students of the program, includes all of the pertinent tools needed to help in learning the skills needed for this unique job.

“We here at HGTC in the Electrical Lineman Technician Program are thankful for HTC’s involvement and contributions, including this generous donation of equipment,” said Scott Shoemaker, HGTC Electrical Lineman Professor. “The Cooperative’s commitment to assisting students and this program since it launched in 2015 is greatly appreciated.”

HTC is one of several utility companies in South Carolina that HGTC has partnered with to offer a comprehensive training program that will prepare candidates for entry-level line work positions in the electric or telecommunications industries.  Preparation includes providing a broad understanding of the skills, knowledge, safe work practices and physical ability required to perform line work. Students receive classroom and field training in math, electrical circuit analysis, power systems, and transformer theory, as well as safety and climbing techniques.

“The donation of this equipment is just one of the ways HTC is investing in the future of our workforce and the community,” said Craig Johnson, Director of Construction Services at HTC. “We greatly appreciate the HGTC Electrical Lineman Program, as it gives those interested in the electrical and telecommunications industries a chance to get the fundamental training and experience necessary prior to joining the workforce.”

To learn more about HGTC’s Electrical Lineman Program, click here.

To learn more about HTC, including the Cooperative’s commitment to the area, visit

About HTC

HTC is the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States. Celebrating 70 years as the local leader in communications, HTC provides services in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network, HTC service offerings include: Internet; Video; Security; Mobile; and Voice. HTC also offers advanced business services, including: Internet; Voice and Hosted Voice Solutions; IT Solutions such as Wi-Fi, Data Backup & Recovery and Firewalls; and Business Security. To learn more about HTC, visit For additional information about HTC or becoming a member, call 843-365-2154.


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