Participants will learn to set and climb poles, install crossarms, hardware, line, and transformers. They will learn how to use various tools and equipment of the trade through actual field experience. Overhead and underground construction practices will also be taught along with associated subjects such as basic electricity, transformers, etc. Classroom training will cover safety, electrical theory, interviewing skills, and the importance of attitude and teamwork to succeed in today’s work environment.

To apply for admission into the program, the applicant must have the following prerequisites and physical health requirements.

•    A high school diploma or G.E.D. is required.
•    Must be at least 18 years old by the first day of classes to enroll.
•    Must have a valid driver’s license.
•    Weigh less than 275lbs.
•    No felonies. This may significantly prohibit employment opportunities in the industry.

Additionally, all students must attend and successfully complete a mandatory class offered monthly. This is a one day, four-hour orientation titled, HRD: Introduction to Electrical Lineworker. Once complete, you will be placed on a chronological waitlist. If you choose to move forward you will then be contacted to register for the full program as courses are scheduled and space becomes available.

Enrollment is limited and based on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, contact: Abby Riddle at or 336-767-3064.

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