Students from across Morrow County toured the Umatilla Electric Cooperative Boardman Operations Center on Wednesday, July 26, as part of the Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs Camp hosted by the Port of Morrow. The students, ranging in age from sixth to eighth grade, participated in a presentation by Journeyman Lineman, Cody Radant, from the cooperative. Radant presented about Umatilla Electric, life as a Journeyman Lineworker, and how to practice electrical safety. The students were also able to explore the bucket truck and equipment on site. The popular camp, hosted by the Port of Morrow, enables students to learn about careers in their area while developing skills in problem-solving, manufacturing, and teamwork.
UEC Journeyman Lineman, Cody Radant, takes students on a tour of the cooperative’s Boardman Operations Center. PHOTO CREDIT: Erika Lasater, Port of Morrow
Students attending Nuts Bolts and Thingamajigs Camp pose in front of a UEC Line Truck with Journeyman Lineman, Cody Radant. PHOTO CREDIT: Erika Lasater, Port of Morrow