Electrical Lineworker instructor ready to bring experience to the classroom

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Angel Toledo at the American Public Power Association (APPA) Lineworkers Rodeo in Colorado Springs, Colorado, circa 2002. (Photo courtesy of Angel Toledo.)

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(HARLINGEN, Texas) – Angel Toledo enjoyed an extensive career with the Brownsville Public Utilities Board for over 30 years. Last February, he joined Texas State Technical College as an instructor for the Electrical Lineworker Technology program. He hopes his knowledge in the field not only helps his students build careers of their own, but also inspires them to love what they do.

What motivated you to want to become an instructor?

I am interested in sharing my experience in the electrical industry. I want to share the importance of safety while working on power lines. All the instructors teaching these courses at TSTC have 52 years of combined experience and knowledge, which is great.

Do you have any favorite TSTC memories so far?

I’m still new to TSTC. But as of now, I have found that TSTC has a great family tradition and professionalism with its faculty and staff.

What do you hope students gain from taking your courses?

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I hope my students will understand and follow all of the safety rules. I hope to teach and share

my knowledge with them about climbing, framing, connecting, troubleshooting, distribution and

transmission, and underground circuits.

What advice would you give to anyone who is considering a career as a lineworker?

Lineman jobs are going to continue to rise and have great starting hourly salaries.

In my opinion, being a lineman is one of the most decent professions in the world.

Fall registration is now underway. For more information on TSTC’s Electrical Lineworker Technology program, visit https://www.tstc.edu/programs/ElectricalLineworkerTechnology.

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