|Power Lineman Apprenticeship
This web site will attempt to explain to you what the Lineman trade is all about and how you can earn your way to a satisfying future in the electrical trade.
Review the topics on this page and the related links on the left to find out the benefits and requirements of becoming a certified IBEW Journeyman Lineman.
As a journeyman lineman you’ll build, maintain and repair the power lines that carry electricity to homes and businesses. When you apply for the California-Nevada Outside Lineman Program you’ll be taking the first step to a career that not only has a tremendous impact on the people you serve, but one that will have a positive impact on your future as well.
After completion of this program, you can be proud to say, you are a journeyman lineman from the California-Nevada JATC program.
|What is an Apprenticeship Program?
Apprenticeship is a training strategy that combines supervised, structured on-the-job training with related theoretical instruction. The training program is sponsored by employers or labor/management groups that have the ability to hire and train in a work environment. Apprenticeship prepares people for skilled employment, with the content of the training defined and dictated by the needs of a particular industry.
Typical apprenticeship programs span 3-5 years with a minimum of 144 hours of related supplemental instruction each year. The program requirements are clearly delineated in Federal & State laws and regulations. A registered apprenticeship requires a signed, written agreement (indenture) between the sponsor and apprentice. The apprentice agrees to perform the work faithfully with diligence and to complete the related course study.
|Contractors are our sponsors
|Our contractors agree to make every effort to keep apprentices employed and comply with the standards established for the program. This contract ensures quality on-the-job training, in the classroom, and leads to a certificate of completion and journeyman-level status. These credentials have explicit meaning, recognition and respect in the eyes of Federal & State governments and the outside electrical industry.
Apprentices are fulltime employees. Wages are paid to participants during the on-the-job phase of training. Wages increase as progress is made in the program, in accordance with the predefined wage progression scale outlines in the indenture agreement.