This course enhances the knowledge and skills of apprentices enrolled in the later stages of apprenticeship regarding the purpose, function, operation, and installation of the most common types of electrical apparatus utilized in both overhead and underground distribution systems. In addition, the training emphasizes industry best practices and compliance with OSHA regulations.
This course focuses on preparing apprentices for the transition to journey-level linework. Topics include job planning, responsibilities and duties of journeymen and crew leaders, personalities and conflict resolution, and enhancing safety from the perspective of a journeyman. Apprentices must identify how expectations will change as they transition into their new role.
This course provides hands-on training to supplement the Electrical Equipment in Power Delivery academic course. Apprentices perform tasks associated with capacitors, regulators, reclosers, and more. Focus is placed on safe work practices and OSHA regulations while performing these competencies.
This course teaches apprentices how to construct and deliver a formalized safety meeting. Each apprentice is assigned a specific topic that requires them to reference federal or state OSHA, manufacturer specifications, and/or their own company-specific safety rules/procedures. Apprentices can take their meetings back to their companies to deliver if they wish; however, they are required to present information and lead the meeting on campus to receive credit for the competency
This series of courses certifies (or re-certifies) apprentices in compliance with federal OSHA 1910.269 requirements for training. In addition to classroom discussion, apprentices are required to perform simulated rescues to achieve competency.
As apprentices near the end of apprenticeship, it is important that they understand they will enter a new level of learning. Professionalism, safety, and attitude play an important part in cultivating new apprentices. Successful behaviors and attitudes are again reinforced through formal assessments.