Classes are currently full for this program. Anyone who is interested in the BridgeValley Utility Line Service Program should contact Heather Williamson via email: Heather.Williamson@bridgevalley.edu.
Thank you for taking interest in BridgeValley’s Utility Line Service Program. The next class starts April 5, 2021 in Huntington, June 21, 2021 in Montgomery and September 6, 2021 in Huntington.
Classes are Monday – Thursday from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM with a lunch break. We do not do evening or weekend classes at this time, thought classes are subjected to change for the upcoming Huntington class.
The total length of this program is 24 weeks, 8 weeks of in class training along with 16 weeks of on the job training should you pass the first two classes. OJT is not guaranteed, you will only be suggested for on the job training if you pass the first two classes and finals, no tardiness or missed days without a doctor’s excuse and do your online homework on time.
Below you will find links to download a flyer that describes the program, a HEAPS application, a BridgeValley Workforce Registration form and more, that must be filled out.
Please click the link below to fill out the HEAPS application for this $2,000 grant.
These are the requirements you must have upon starting the program.
- Must be 19 years or older
- Must pass background check
- Must pass random drug screens
- Must have valid driver’s license for 1 year to obtain CDL Learner’s Permit (WV State Law requires this)
- Must obtain DOT physical
- Must obtain CDL Learner’s Permit from DMV before first day of class
*You will not have to retake the OSHA or CPR Certifications as long as they are up-to-date and not expired*
Before returning the HEAPS application make sure, you fill out your FASFA for the 2019-2020 school year using BridgeValley’s school code 040386. Please make sure to fully complete both forms and return them to Heather Williamson at Heather.Williamson@bridgevalley.edu.
In addition, since this is a non-credit program any student loans and grants are not eligible for this program. Student loans and grants are only permissible if it is a credited program (such as 2 or 4 year certificates or degrees). When you fill out your FAFSA it will say you are qualified for a certain amount of money but this will not be able to be applied to this program. That is why it is VERY important that you have all of your financial documents in order before starting class with your local WIOA office and HEAPS grant.
Please fill out your 2019/2020 FASFA to see if you are eligible for HEAPS funding as well. If you do not get funding for this program the total cost is $8,000. We do have a 60/40 plan in place that will allow you to pay 60% the first day of class and 40% half way through the class. If you have any questions please feel free to give me, Heather Williamson a call.
This is additional funding that will help pay for the program if you are eligible, please make sure to make an appointment ASAP so we can ensure your eligibility. This funding is on a first come first serve basis so once the funding is depleted you will be waitlisted until they receive more money. Please see your county below to set up your appointment.
Tamara Lee with Workforce West Virginia at 304.558.0342 EXT 2
Melinda Reagan at 304.929.2033
Boone, Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Putnam & Wayne Counties
Chris Grimm at 304.429.5900
All Other Counties
Heather Williamson at 304.205.6741
If you or your parents are veterans and have Veteran’s Funding please contact Misi Lair at Misi.Lair@bridgevalley.edu.
https://macc.workforcewv.org/ is the website you will have to go to register for the WIOA office. Once you click on this link, click on “If you are a Job Seeker and would….” under the New Enrollment Box. Fill out your information then submit, this will allow them to pull you up to schedule an appointment.
DOT PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
Once you have completed all necessary paperwork you will then have to take a DOT physical. You may contact me for information about how to sign up for the DOT physical once registered.
CDL LEARNER’S PERMIT
You will also have to obtain a CDL learners permit test that is mandatory before the first day of class. You can find the blank application attached above, and make sure to also download the DMV Guide online to help study for the exam. The student will have to pay $30 to receive their CDL learner’s permit, which can be taken at any DMV Office that offers CDL testing. Once the student passes the learners permit this will allow the student to use the certified equipment while learning to receive the actual CDL Class A Pintle Hook Certification.
Also, once you fill these forms out please return them as soon as possible. DON’T FORGET you will have to have your CDL Learners permit before the first day of class.
If you have any questions about registration or want to set up an appointment, you may call Heather Williamson, the Utility Line Service Recruiter at email@example.com or 304.205.6741