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Become a Power Line Worker

Are you interested in becoming a Power Line Worker?

Enrolling in a pre-apprentice program is a great way to make yourself much more marketable as a candidate for Power Line Worker positions. These programs train students in the basics of line work, employing both classroom training and field training. You will learn the safest ways to climb poles and install/repair high-voltage power lines.

Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) in Blackstone, Virginia offers an excellent Power Line Worker training program several times each year. Check it out by clicking here!

At the end of a demanding 11-week period you will have earned a certificate and are highly qualified for apprentice line worker jobs at electric utilities across the country!

Do you need financial assistance?

The VMDAEC offers scholarships to offset the cost of tuition to those applicants who reside in the VA, MD, DE cooperative territory and have been accepted into the Power Line Worker Program.

If you have been accepted into SVCC’s Power Line School and would like to apply for a VMDAEC scholarship click here!


Other pre-apprentice programs:

  1. Southeast Lineman Training Center (, Trenton, Georgia
  2. North American Lineman Training Center (, McEwen, Tennessee
  3. Northwest Lineman Training College (, California, Florida, Idaho & Texas


Submission Deadline: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Session starts: Monday, June 4, 2018

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