PoleSet has chosen the Northwest Lineman College Lineworker Certification Program to provide 600 hours of related instruction in addition to the 8000 hours of on the job training. This is a four-year educational curriculum providing the related instruction component of apprenticeship for lineworkers. It is a fully accredited program offered to electric utility and construction companies for their apprentice lineworker employees.
How the Program Works
PoleSet Inc. selected employees who participate in the Lineworker Certification Program become enrolled students of Northwest Lineman College (NLC). Although they will not have to visit NLC for their studies, they do have full access to NLC technical trainers and staff. Northwest Lineman College will monitor their progress and assist with their learning.
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).
Enrollees 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.