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Pre-Apprenticeship Line Program

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Pre-Apprenticeship   Line   Program   Faculty

Pre-Apprenticeship Line Program faculty are both journeyman linemen with ample field and industry experience.

Troy Kamps

Phone: (406) 496-4490

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Troy Kamps was born and raised in Montana. He enlisted in the Air Force after high school, serving four years. He then moved to Arkansas where he started his four-year apprenticeship with Entergy Arkansas. Troy served as the Job Safety Analysis Champion, Safety Chairman, Smith Driving Instructor, as well as numerous other committees. He started his career in the transmission field, and then moved to the substation and switch crew, then finally to the distribution department. Before coming to Montana Tech, Troy served as the crew Foreman in Little Rock, Arkansas. Above all, Troy takes pride in teaching the trade to those who want to learn, and does it with safety as his number one priority.

Bill Hoskins

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Bill Hoskins began working for Montana Power Co. in 1980 as a warehouseman in Livingston, MT. Bill was selected as a groundman a short time later and relocated to Bozeman, MT. He went through a three year apprenticeship program and became a journeyman in 1985. Various duties have included working as a serviceman and a lineman in Yellowstone National Park. He was selected to be on the URD Standards Committee, 12KV Rubber Glove instructor, Transmission and Distribution Safety Committee. Bill retired from Northwestern Energy after 30 years in the Bozeman division. He has always enjoyed teaching groundman and apprentices the line trade. Safety has always been important to Bill and continuing to teach these work habits at Highlands College is very rewarding.

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