The Utility Line Service Training Program is designed to provide students with apprenticeship opportunities with BridgeValley’s energy partners. Successful students may be placed into On the Job Training (OJT) opportunities for 16 weeks with partner companies, such as Pike Electric, Lee Construction, 5-Star Electric, Nichols Construction, CST Utilities, River City Electric, Team Fishel, AEP, and Davis H. Elliot. This On the Job Training opportunity will occur during the D-200 and D-300 online classes.
Skills upon program completion include Pole Climbing with fall protection, pole-top rescue, aerial lift rescue, operation of a material handler bucket truck, operation of a digger derrick, rigging, chain saw safety, rope knots and slings, CDL Class A Pintle Hook, OSHA 30, First Aid and CPR, Heavy Equipment (Skid Steer, Backhoe, Mini Excavator), and single and three-phase transformers.
Upon completion of this 900-hour program, students may be hired by one of BridgeValley’s energy partners and can work to receive a journeyman’s certificate from the employer. The journeyman student can complete 15 credit hours and earn an AAS degree in Occupational Development..
All students receiving On the Job Training must complete an Apprentice Card every 30 days in the field and must also complete all online work in a timely manner.
|Courses||Number of Modules||Time Frame|
Includes OSHA 30 + First Aid CPR
|Electrical Distribution 1 (D-100)
Includes CDL class A & Heavy Equipment
|Electrical Distribution 2 (D-200)
OJT with participating employer
50% wages paid with Learn and Earn
|Electrical Distribution 3 (D-300)
All series require online classes by students
|Total||92 Modules||24 weeks|
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