Electric co-op lineman work to be “everyday safe” – this means being aware of your surroundings, identifying risks and making smart choices. We want your family to be everyday safe, too.
At Kentucky Electric Cooperatives, we are committed to safety, every day. From providing safety demos at schools across the state to promoting safety through articles and social media posts, to our veteran Safety Team that provides training to lineman across the state.
Consumer Safety Kentucky Electric Cooperatives, along with the 26 member co-ops, are passionate about promoting safety to its 1.5 million consumer members. By utilizing social media, Kentucky Living magazine, and KentuckyLiving.com, along with safety demonstrations, we make it our mission to spread the word about being safe around electricity.
Safety Team Being a lineman is a dangerous job. These men and women often work in adverse weather in remote areas to ensure that the electricity continues to flow. Our veteran Safety Team travels the state to provide support and training to the linemen. Meet our staff: https://kyelectric.coop/staff/
When disaster strikes, co-ops quickly deploy support staff and equipment to emergency and recovery zones to help sister co-ops restore power. For example, when Hurricane Irma ravaged parts of the southeast, 131 linemen from 17 of Kentucky’s co-ops deployed to Georgia to help with relief efforts.
Because the national network of transmission and distribution infrastructure owned by electric cooperatives was built to federal standards, line crews from any co-op in America can arrive on the scene ready to provide emergency support, secure in their knowledge of the system’s engineering.
2022 Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo
With the uncertainty of COVID-19 restrictions in Kentucky and in the interest of safety, Kentucky Electric Cooperatives decided to cancel the 2021 Kentucky Lineman’s Rodeo, originally scheduled for October 1-2 at Jackson Purchase Energy in Paducah. Tentative plans for the 2022 rodeo call for Jackson Purchase Energy to host at their new headquarters.
The Lineman Apprenticeship Program is a great choice for cooperatives seeking a formalized apprenticeship training and certification program that includes dynamic, hands-on training and skills verification delivered at the benchmark standard. Apprentices complete pre-campus work followed by instructor-led classroom, lab, and field instruction. This is a 4-year Apprenticeship Program. Participants will have 1 year to complete each Northwest Lineman College Module. Participants must have passed all tests for each Module prior to attending the corresponding Field Lab. A passing score for each section of the Northwest Lineman College Module will be no less than 80%. Participants will be required to wait 30 days before retesting, after any test score that is less than 80%. Each Module contains 10 sections and tests. Trainees who successfully complete the Lineman Apprenticeship Program receive a Northwest Lineman College Certificate of Completion. The curriculum is recognized by the US Department of Labor and can be used to obtain DOL Journeyman Certification.
1. Year One – 146 Hours/ 7.0 CEUs
Northwest Lineman College Module 1
Enrollment – January 2022
Kentucky Electric Cooperatives Basic Skills Workshop/Field Lab 1 Prep
Kentucky Electric Cooperatives Field Lab 1: Fundamentals scheduled
2. Year Two – 169 Hours/ 7.0 CEUs
Northwest Lineman College Module 2
Enrollment – January 2023
Kentucky Electric Cooperatives Field Lab 2: Construction
3. Year Three – 145 Hours/ 7.0 CEUs
Northwest Lineman College Module 3
Kentucky Electric Cooperatives Field Lab 3: Energized work and Line devices
4. Year Four – 148 Hours / 7.0 CEUs
Northwest Lineman College Module 4
Kentucky Electric Cooperatives Field Lab 4: Leadership and Operations
COST & ENROLLMENT:
Kentucky Electric Cooperatives will bill back each cooperative accordingly. The cost is $602.00 per module, per student. 4 – year total = $2,408.0
Teams from electric cooperatives around Kentucky will be in the area Sept 26-27 Electric cooperatives power more 1.5 million people across Kentucky. Everyday, lineworkers labor in all conditions to keep…
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