Apprenticeship Program Gains Momentum with Four More Graduates
Date: November 6, 2018
A Y4W2 luncheon with companywide attendance was held at Denton’s Northwest Lineman College last week to celebrate the accomplishments of four PLH Group apprentices who are just months away from graduation.
After completing their final course and all associated requirements, one Power Line Services and three Air2, LLC employees will receive their Department of Labor – OA (DOL Office of Apprenticeship) Journeymen Linemen certificates in hand, placing them in a highly specialized tier of those qualified for helicopter-assisted utility construction and maintenance services(Install/Repair) on extra-high voltage (EHV) transmission lines.
“It is as always an honor and privilege to work with our apprentices and assist them in completing the requirements of our programs. They do the heavy lifting I am here only to assist them in reaching their goal. ,” said Kathy Williamson, who manages the entire program through PLH Group’s Safety Health & Environmental division. “Since its’ inception in 2011, our PLH Group apprenticeship program has continued to gain momentum, with an increase in enrollment and completion.”
Our Apprenticeship program is an exclusive, safety-centric, paid internship through the DOL – OA where employees are given the opportunity to ‘earn while they learn’ whereby continuing to work for PLH Group as lineman during the four-year program with the end goal being achieving their dream job in electric transmission and distribution services.
To receive certification, apprentices must complete 2,000 hours of on-the-job training plus 144 hours of classroom education at Northwest Lineman College in Denton, Texas, each year for a total of four years learning safety, pole climbing, elevated work, HV transmission, transformers, hot line work, power delivery equipment and crew leadership with a focus on safety and protection and a total of 8000 hours of on the job training (OJT).