Northwest Line

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Line Apprenticeship

Energize your potential with powerline construction.

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Tree Apprenticeship

Cut a path into the career of maintenance and removal of trees in the electrical industry.

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VOLTA Line School

VOLTA provides critical building blocks to start a career in the electrical industry.

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Knowledge Through Practice

Start building a better life

Even in these uncertain times, the hardworking men and women of the IBEW and NECA proudly serve their communities by building and maintaining the electrical system. NW Line is honored to be a vital part of this industry by providing the necessary training required to become a professional Journeyman.

It’s not an easy job! Electrical Lineman and Powerline Clearance Tree Trimmers work long hours, outside in all types of weather, respond to emergencies in the middle of the night or during severe storms, at heights that make most people cringe, and on or near energized lines capable of powering entire cities. Not everyone has what it takes to be a part of this industry. It takes guts, grit, and determination along with thousands of hours of on the job training paired with years of schooling. With all that said, it also one of the most rewarding, respected, and challenging career fields to be had.

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Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
– Thomas A. Edison

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a system of on-the-job training for a trade or profession which includes additional classroom or related supplement instruction, which allows the participant to become a journey level worker.

What does indenture mean?

Indenture is the term used when an applicant is accepted into the apprenticeship program. An indenture is an agreement between two parties.

What is IBEW?

The IBEW stands for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Apprentices in this program are represented by the IBEW Outside Locals 77, 125, 483 and 659.

What is NECA?

NECA is the National Electrical Contractors Association. The outside line chapter of NECA serves the electrical line contracting members in the geographical area of the program and offers members the opportunity to have a voice in the electrical industry on local and national levels.

What does NW Line JATC stand for?

The Northwest Line Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee is a collaboration between NECA contractors and the IBEW to provide quality training in the fields of Outside Line Construction and Powerline Clearance Tree Trimming.

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