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Why L.i.n.e.?

Personalized, small classes

Our small classes make sure that each and everyone of our students are learning everything they need in order to thrive in the electrical lineman career. With classes never exceeding more than 35 students, each student will get their questions answered and never feel as though they are part of the crowd. 

Individualized Experiences

Our staff, the Leiching family and more, all have unique experiences that help give the Linemen Institute its own personal touch:















Our instructor, Donald, has a 33+ year career as an electrical lineman and manager. Donald started his career in Maryland and travelled all over the country working various journeyman lineman positions. He has taught classes on safety and the several utilities he has worked and continues to stress the aspect of safety everyday on the job. He has built a strong foundation and reputable history to run a successful class.


Nanci, our office manager and CEO, has been helping her husband (Donald) and two children prepare for jobs and interviews for 28 years. Striving to help students leave lasting impressions, Nanci fully understands the importance of resumes and interview etiquette.


Brinnah, our Communications Coordinator (and Donald and Nanci's daughter), graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2018. With her bachelor's in communication studies, she manages L.I.N.E.'s social media pages and oversees promotions. Additionally, Brinnah is the student liaison for prospective, current, and former students.


Lisa, our Office Coordinator, has worked in the office environment almost her entire career. Responsible for the day to days, Lisa makes sure that the office runs smoothly and efficiently. We are lucky to have Lisa's expertise in our office and have her help us as we move along.


Luke has worked a variety of different lineman jobs all over the country. Most recently, he worked as a transmission journeyman lineman in Nebraska. He volunteered to go to Haiti in 2015 for an International Rural Electrification Project where he helped create awareness for electrical safety. Luke is experienced in electrical safety and understands that creating an atmosphere where everyone gets along is imperative to safety and success.


John, a retired Central Hudson lineman, started his career in the Navy when eventually he landed a janitorial job at Central Hudson. John worked at that utility for 30+ years and decided he wanted to do some instruction during his retirement which is why he is at Linemen Institute

​You will always be a part of our team

​​L.I.N.E. students never leave without a plan. We have connections with several power companies in the north east and beyond, and we do everything in our ability to help students land a job. If they have trouble finding a job after graduation, we work with them every step of the way to help them achieve the job of their dreams.