img_0142PoleSet, Inc. offers its employees the opportunity to join the apprentice program through the Northwest Lineman College.  The Lineworker Certification Program (LCP) is a four year educational curriculum that includes 600 hours of related instruction in addition to 8,000 hours of on the job training.  It is a fully accredited program offered to electric utility and construction companies for their apprentice lineworker employees.

How the Program Works

PoleSet, Inc. selects employees based on their merit and ability as groundsmen to participate in the Lineworker Certification Program.  They are enrolled as students of Northwest Lineman College (NLC) through the Distance Learning Program.  As a student of NLC the apprentices have full access to NLC technical trainers and staff remotely.   NLC will monitor their progress and assist with their technical learning while PoleSet, Inc.’s Lead Lineman provide hands-on job training.

Northwest Lineman College

Northwest Lineman College holds two accreditations:

  • ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges)
  • IACET (International Association of Continuing Education and Training)

Apprentices must be employees of electric power utility or construction companies and will earn Northwest Lineman College certification upon successful completion. The curriculum can be used to earn U.S. Department of Labor (or equivalent state agency) certification as well. The LCP consists of 40 sections arranged in a logical sequence.