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MCC’s Nyle Kleine to become first to graduate from Powerline Tech program


Marshalltown Community College student, Nyle Kleine, became the first student of the Utility Tech – Powerline Technician (AAS) program offered on the MCC campus. He plans to be the first AAS program graduate next spring after having completed the Utility Technician diploma program with other students last year. He’s also the first student to achieve climbing certification on the new Marshalltown Community College Utility Field.

Klein graduated from BGM in 2009, and came to MCC to study Criminal Justice. He has worked at Rule Electric Coop (REC) in Brooklyn for eight years. “I just have a feel for this type of work,” says Kleine. “Hopefully I get hired out there (REC) or Alliant. The goal now is to get a job in the field.”

Marshalltown Community College is a great place to take your next step in education, whether it is career training for a profession in the utilities field, or a start toward a four-year degree. The unique opportunity for one-on-one assistance helps students from a variety of backgrounds with a multitude of goals all find a comfortable fit for learning as they strive toward personal success.

To learn more about the Utility Technician programs at MCC, contact MCC Admissions at 641-752-7106 or email

Dr. Chris Russell, MCC Dean of Students and Academic Affairs, congratulates Nyle Kleine on becoming the first student to receive his climbing certification on the MCC Campus. Also pictured (right) is Power Line Tech instructor, Michael Hembry.

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