Joint Line Apprenticeship Training Association
Our Mission is to provide a comprehensive Apprenticeship Training program to support the Employers and the Local Union 258 IBEW in their quest to maintain a highly-skilled workforce.
What We Are About
The Joint Line Apprenticeship Training Association (JLATA) is an organization formed by British Columbia Powerline Contractors (“Employers”) and Local Union 258 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Local 258 IBEW) for the management, development and overseeing of the Powerline Technician Apprenticeship Program in British Columbia.
JLATA Powerline Technician Apprentices are employed by British Columbia’s most experienced Powerline Contractors working together, bringing power from BC Hydro, Fortis and other power producers to communities throughout BC and mining and forestry industries construction projects.
The Powerline Technician Apprenticeship Program takes approximately four years to complete and will be delivered combining work-based training and in school technical training designed to meet the standards and profile defined by the SkilledTradesBC (STBC).
What You Will Learn
How to install, construct, repair and maintain power pole lines, towers and underground cable systems.
How to climb power poles or towers at heights ranging from 30 to 400 feet and use proper safety procedures.
Work with high and low voltage and work outdoors at various work sites, in a variety of climates, including storms in order to repair power outages.
How to use tools and materials, and how to operate a bucket truck attached to aerial lift boom.
How to handle large, bulky and often heavy materials or equipment.
Safety and Safe Work Practices
Powerline Technician is a nationally designated trade under the Red Seal program.
How to get started
Trades Trainee Registration
Complete Program Prerequisites
Application for Indentureship into Program
Pathway to Certification
Get Financial Support
Who We are
Code of Excellence
The Code of Excellence is a program designed to bring out the best in our members and demonstrate to our customers that IBEW members:
Exercise safe and productive work practices.
Perform the highest quality and quantity of work.
Utilize their skills and abilities to the maximum.
Apprentice of the Year Award
For Outstanding Achievement in the Powerline Technician Apprenticeship Program
Every year the Joint Line Apprenticeship Training Association and Local 258 IBEW give recognition to an Apprentice who has demonstrated outstanding achievement throughout the year’s apprenticeship training cycle, which includes both in-school and on-the-job performance.
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#222 – 7455 132 Street
Surrey, BC V3W 1J8
Office Hours: 9 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Friday
Local 258 IBEW is the labour union that represents 4,500 workers in the electric utility, private powerline, utility arborist, manufacturing and traffic control industries in the Province of British Columbia.
Employers are the Powerline Contractors in British Columbia signatory to the Master Line Agreement with Local 258 IBEW.
Powering BC Through Excellence in Training
The Joint Line Apprenticeship Training Association has the managerial oversight for the program to assure Apprentices in the Powerline Technician Apprenticeship Program are provided the best training and learning experience within the trade.