Apprenticeship is an opportunity for inexperienced individuals to learn a career skill through actual “hands-on” training – not just reading about it in a book.
ALBAT Electrical Power Line Apprentices are actual fulltime employees of electrical contractors and earn excellent pay and benefits while they are being taught these skills by master craftsman on the job.
In addition to the on-the-job training, ALBAT apprentices receive related classroom instruction, which covers the techniques of the trade and also the theory behind the techniques.
ALBAT Apprentices learn “how” on the job and “why” in the classroom.
Because of to the nature of Outside Electrical Construction Industry work, outside linemen are required to move about from place to place. It is also necessary for apprentices to travel from area to area, not only to contribute toward the progress of the job, but also to obtain the diversity of work experience required to become a competent Journeyman Lineman.
ALBAT apprentices must also attend related training sessions on their own time – generally, one four-hour session each ALBAT Training month, from September through June. Apprentices complete a course of study that includes 18 workbooks and 21 tests.
All newly selected applicants are required to attend Introductory Training, where beginning apprentices learn safety procedures, OSHA regulations, electrical theory, pole climbing, pole-top and bucket-truck rescue, first aid, CPR, ropes and rigging, knot tying, tools and equipment, truck and equipment operation.
ALBAT makes arrangements for meals and lodging, but no actual wages are paid.
After satisfactory completion of Introductory Training, apprentices are eligible for assignment to a contractor to begin their on-the-job training.
College Credit is available to graduates of the power line apprenticeship. The American Council on Education (ACE) recommends college credit. These credits can be transferred towards continued education.
The ALBAT Program is federally registered enabling veterans to receive educational benefits while progressing through their apprenticeship.
Getting started on a real CAREER …
… and Get Paid to Get Trained!