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Power Line Registered Apprenticeship

Mitchell Technical Institute is pleased to introduce the Power Line Registered Apprenticeship training program offered through the division of Advanced Technical Education. This registered apprentice program will allow MTI graduates to pursue Journeyworker status within their energy career, framed within a formalized, recognizable structure.  

Completers of the program are awarded a Journeyworker certificate from the US Department of Labor and Apprentice Graduate Certificate from Mitchell Technical Institute.  

As a recognized sponsor, MTI is able to provide the curriculum necessary for apprentices to reach Journeyworker lineman status, track and report their hours within the required work processes and, if needed, train them on campus for specific skills.

The process to register a new worker in our Apprentice Training program is simple, requiring only a review of the apprenticeship standards and a signed employer acceptance agreement.  The cost can be paid by you or by the apprentice; either way, the apprentice lineworker will receive a high quality, online program with the support and experience of Mitchell Tech!

Students will concurrently register as apprentices upon entering the full time Power Line Construction and Maintenance program at MTI. The courses they complete during their first year of enrollment, along with the field training and lab activities, will allow them to advance to a second-year level apprentice after completing the requisite number of on-the-job hours, typically 1,000, following graduation.

The program will follow a defined work process schedule as required by the terms of the apprenticeship:

  • Overhead and underground construction
  • Overhead and underground maintenance
  • Secondary connections and lighting
  • Use and care of tools and equipment
  • Vehicle inspection and maintenance
  • OCR/regulators/capacitors
  • Transformers and metering
  • Engineering and staking
  • Rolling stock or inventory
  • Records
  • Safety meetings
  • Live line maintenance

Act today! If you have eligible workers employed in 1,000 hour positions or you are considering an apprenticeship program for a new hire, contact MTI today. For information about Corporate Education, please contact:

Stephanie Friesen
Events & Corporate Education Coordinator
Mitchell Technical Institute
MTI Campus Center
1800 E. Spruce St.
Mitchell SD 57301

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