Complete Work-Based Training
About 80% of the Apprenticeship Program is work-based training.
Apprentices will accumulate one hour of work-based training for each hour worked on the job with their Employer under the direct supervision of a certified Power Line Technician.
Apprentices are required to advance through 7 Term Levels and complete 6,350 work-based hours, including minimum”Key” hours.
|Underground:||100 hours||Preferable, but not mandatory:|
|Live Line Single Phase:||200 hours||Transmission:||100 hours|
|Live Line Three Phase:||300 hours||Distribution:||1000 hours|
|Live Line Single & Three Phase||500 hours|
|Term 1||Term 2||Term 3||Term 4||Term 5||Term 6||Term 7||Top-Out|
|0 hours||686 hours||1372 hours||2058 hours||2744 hours||3430 hours||4116 hours||6,350 hours|
- + Key Hours
Underground: 100 hours Preferable, but not mandatory: Live Line Single Phase: 200 hours Transmission: 100 hours Live Line Three Phase: 300 hours Distribution: 1000 hours Live Line Single & Three Phase 500 hours
- + Term Hours
Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6 Term 7 Top-Out 0 hours 686 hours 1372 hours 2058 hours 2744 hours 3430 hours 4116 hours 6,350 hours
Progressing in Term Status
Apprentices start at Term 1 on the actual date of Indentureship, and are scheduled to advance in Term Status every six months. Apprentices that meet the minimum hours requirement for each Term level and have demonstrated the knowledge and practical skills for their current Term will advance to the next level.
Recording and Reporting Hours and Progress on the Job
From the time of arrival at the job site to the time of departure, those hours shall be recorded daily in the appropriate section in your Apprentice Log Book. Apprentices report work-based hours and progress on the job through the submission of:
Monthly Work Reports, and
Field Progress Assessments
Apprentice hours and assessments are entered into the JLATA Database and reviewed regularly by the JLATA Board to monitor Apprentice practical skill levels and ensure they are receiving the work-based training that incorporates the full scope of the Apprenticeship Program.
Apprentices must be prepared to relocate and work in any location where they can complete their practical training.