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 and Local Union 258 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers to manage, ensure quality assurance in program development, and oversee the Powerline Technician Apprenticeship Program in British Columbia.  Our resolute staff and Board of Directors follow “the progression of each Apprentice” from when they become an Apprentice until they complete their Red Seal Certificate of Qualification. The JLATA has an exemplary relationship with all Powerline Contractors that employ Apprentices and with Local 258 IBEW.  

JLATA Apprentices are employed by British Columbia’s most experienced Powerline Contractors. Who work together to bring power from BC Hydro, Fortis, and other power producers to communities throughout BC and to construction projects in the mining and forestry industries.

Powerline Technician

Apprenticeship Program

The Powerline Technician Apprenticeship Program takes approximately four years to complete and will be delivered by combining work-based training and in-school technical training designed to meet the standards and program profile defined by 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


Gain Employment


Trades Trainee Registration


Complete Program Prerequisites


Application for Indentureship into Program


Pathway to Certification

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Get Financial Support

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Indigenous Support

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Employer Resources

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Who We are

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Safety Matters

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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.


Luke Moore


Darren Kelly


Jesse Van Steenis


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Contact Us


#222 – 7455 132 Street
Surrey, BC V3W 1J8

Phone: 604-599-8422

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.