Pratt Community College had two Electrical Power Technology students recognized for their hard work in the classroom on Aug. 23, when they were each given a $1,000 scholarship.

Logan Dreier, Olpe, and Michael Hartley, of Elsberry, Mo., both sophomores, received the scholarships from ITC of Great Plains, which is a dependent high voltage electrical company.

"Students in the lineman program are very important to us because we have more than 400,000 retirements planned in this country in the next decade," said Kristine Schmidt, President of ITC Great Plains. "It is important that we now we have bright, young people coming in with hard work and dedication."

Dave Campbell, head of the EPT program said he nominated the two students for the scholarship.

"Both students worked very hard in the classroom and in the lab," he said. "They are both very dedicated students and I felt they were both very deserving of this award."

Both students had internships this past summer and are excited to graduate in May.

EPT offers degrees in Applied Science and Job Certification on PCC's campus, Coffeyville Community College's campus and in Wichita.

Students will receive training in the classroom and pole and wire training during in the field class training. All students are required to have 400 hours of on the job training during the summer months.

For more information about the Electrical Power Technology Department, contact Campbell at 620-450-2127 or