Powerline Technician Pre-Employment Training
Designed for those who are not yet employed or apprenticed within the trades.
Not an apprentice? Not a problem. Kick-start your career in the trades in our Pre-Employment Powerline Technician program. Designed for those who are not yet employed or apprenticed within the trades, the Pre-Employment Powerline Technician program provides the first year of the Alberta Powerline Technician Apprenticeship curriculum as well as various safety certificates.
Trades employers are reluctant to hire employees with no experience, but you can enhance your chances in our Pre-Employment Powerline Technician program. Our program provides a mix of theoretical and hands-on training in the utility electrical field related to overhead distribution installations. You will cover all the material in the first-year Powerline Technician Apprenticeship curriculum. You will receive hands on training including: climbing, use of trade specific tools, RBD setup, groundman duties and basic overhead line construction techniques. Additional safety training is also provided. Part of your training includes practical experience in the field.
English 20-2, Math 20-3, Science 10, or Equivalents, or pass Apprenticeship Entrance Exam.
A Valid driver’s license (class 3 is recommended).
Upon successful completion of The Pre-Employment Powerline Technician program, you will:
- be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge related to the powerline industry acquired through hands-on training
- be prepared to write the First Year Apprenticeship examination.
- be prepared to be employed within the powerline technician industry in Alberta.
- have learned valuable employability skills.
- obtain a Letter of Completion.
As a journeyperson in the Powerline industry, you will have opportunities in;
- Overhead distribution installation.
- Underground distribution installation.
- Maintenance of existing powerlines and service areas.
- Local, provincial, and national powerline industry service providers.
For more information please visit the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training website at;
https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/profiles/021/ Powerline Technician