New winter/spring dates available in December!
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Power Line Technician foundation program
Program status: Orientation and program dates will be posted early December for winter/spring session (TBA)
The Power Line Technician (PLT) program at UFV is a pre-apprenticeship program that provides you with the basic skills necessary to enter the workplace as a power line worker.
Power line technicians build and maintain overhead and underground power transmission and distribution systems. They erect and maintain electrical poles, towers, and guy wires, and install or repair live-line wiring.
The program covers the activities and core skills required of a level 1 power line technician, and includes both theory and outdoor performance-based exercises. The hands-on training is delivered in collaboration with highly experienced instructors from Electrical Industry Training Institute (EITI Global).
During the program’s last week, an on-site job fair will provide you with the opportunity to meet employers, make connections, and demonstrate your skills.
Power Line Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Red Seal program.
40318 TRD PLT01 A9A Orientation (new dates for winter/spring available in December)
80413 TRD PLT02 A9A FULL (new dates for winter/spring available in December)
Tuition and fees
$2900.00 for tools
Location and duration
The Power Line Technician program is scheduled to run for 8 weeks, starting TBA. Classes run from 7:30am to 2 pm from Monday to Friday in Abbotsford.
- High school graduation or equivalent or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes
- Full privilege B.C. driver’s licence (Class 5 or 6) or equivalent, and an acceptable driving record
- In order to qualify, candidates must successfully complete an orientation on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Power line technicians typically require the physical stamina and the psychological attitude to work at elevated heights, in variable weather, and occasionally in remote, rugged terrain.
Powerline Technician Orientation
Applicants interested in the Powerline Technician program must attend an orientation to assess physical, technical, and mechanical aptitude. No prior line experience is necessary. Women are strongly encouraged to consider a career as a Powerline Technician. Please note that only a limited number of seats are available. Not all eligible candidates will be admitted. Register early.
(20188 TRD PLT01 A9A), 1 session, Sat, 10 am–12 pm, orientation, 1–4 pm, interviews for out-of-town applicants, free. Jan 20
Prerequisite: Powerline Technician Orientation
Powerline technicians construct, maintain, and repair the overhead and underground electrical power transmission and distribution systems that make up the electrical power grid. This eight-week program prepares you for entry into the electrical high voltage industry. Get hands-on training to learn how to put up and maintain electricalpoles, towers, and guy wires as well as install or repair the live-line wiring and other components required to connect power distribution and transmission networks. In order to qualify, you must attend a mandatory orientation. Visit ufv.ca/powerlinetech for more info.
Abbotsford — Off-campus location
(20219 TRD PLT02 A9A), 8 weeks, Mon–Fri, 7:30 am–2 pm, $8000. Starts Mar 29
Last updated Nov 2015