Welcome to the unique world of Southeast Linemen Training Center in Trenton, Georgia—the nation’s premiere linemen school—but don’t be mistaken, we are not talking NFL here. Rather, Woodwalkers™ tells the story of four determined students, from varying stages in life, as they try to earn the title of electrical lineworker apprentice. Our characters overcome hardships at home, a grueling 15-week training schedule, even injury and bad weather to earn a career in a lucrative but dangerous industry.
Southeast Lineman Training Center — The premier school for apprentice lineman training and the backdrop to the show, Woodwalkers™.
Elevated Gear — The sole provider of Woodwalkers™ gear and apparel. SLTC's school and gear store in Trenton, Georgia.
Bashlin Industries — Bashlin has been a supplier of quality products to professionals in the utilities and general industry for over 90 years.
Altec Industries — Altec is a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets.
Argo — Whether it is for a commercial, governmental/public sector or personal utility application, ARGOs fill the gap between recreational quads and heavy off road equipment.
Carhartt — Carhartt, Inc., is a U.S.-based clothing company founded in 1889 that focuses on work clothes. Carhartt has been outworking them all since 1889.
Woodwalkers™ Season 1 follows an entire semester of training at the Southeast Lineman Training Center. Students from all over the country have just 15 weeks to prove that they have what it takes to become a lineman. It’s their chance at a high-paying, exciting, and dangerous career. We’ll watch as our crew of green, starry-eyed students are divided into groups called “pole circles.” They are handed bags of new tools, books, boots, and climbing gear then sent off to meet their new instructors. Over the course of a few weeks the students find their feet and settle into their new skill set. With each ounce of confidence the students earn, the instructors have a new curve ball ready. The students are hit with weekly exams, stormy night training, 4-hour climbing sessions, and even a Navy Seal adventure course. Some will make it; some will not. But with each challenge we learn more about our protagonists. Student Fabian Pantoja finds motivation in a deep wound from the recent past to overcome injury and the expulsion of fellow student and cousin, Ivan Pantoja. Frank Diaz refuses to let age set his limits and earns the admiration of his fellow students as he is elected pole circle captain. Robert and Michael, too, overcome inner demons to achieve incredible personal developments. The season closes with a graduation celebration that leaves an already invested audience full of pride.