York Technical College’s service area of York, Chester and Lancaster counties represents one of the hubs for economic development in SC. This development is driving a need for workers in a variety of fields including utilities such as telecommunications, infrastructure, and electrical. Specialized training is needed to work with the tools and equipment required for safe installation and repair of underground and overhead utilities. In the Utility Line Worker program, students work in both classroom and field lab settings to learn theory and applicable hands on training. Upon completion of the initial certificate, students are prepared for entry level careers in the utility industry with options to continue their training for more advanced skill development and obtainment of their commercial driver’s license.