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UA-PTC, energy consortium partners welcome first H-VOLT Academy cohort

UA-PTC, energy consortium partners welcome first H-VOLT Academy cohort

August 27, 2019
The UA-PTC Business and Industry Center welcomed the first cohort of students to UA-PTC H-VOLT (High Voltage Lineman Training) Academy Aug. 20. Starting Aug. 26, these 15 students (not all pictured) will spend evenings and weekends for the next 17 weeks training for new careers as certified power line workers.

The training program is designed to provide quality education and training to gain the knowledge and skills needed to install, repair, service, and maintain electrical power lines and supporting equipment. The program includes instruction in electrical circuits and theory, safety, aerial framing, transformers, testing equipment, and more. The program also includes instruction in construction, maintenance, and troubleshooting, as well as pole climbing, pole testing, equipment maintenance, and pole top rescue.

The customized training program will equip students with the industry-specific skills for entry level employment, including an industry-recognized National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) credential.

Graduates may obtain employment in the field of electrical power line work with one of our partners: OGE Energy Corporation, Southwestern Electric Power Company, Electric Cooperation of Arkansas, Chain Electric, or Entergy.

Special thanks are in order to Arkansas Energy Consortium partners: Entergy Arkansas, SWEPCO, OGE Energy Corporation, Electric Coops of Arkansas, Chain Electric, ASU-Newport, Arkansas Community Colleges, Arkansas State Office of Skills Development and many more.
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