Apprenticeship Training: combines paid on-the-job work-based training (about 80% of training) with block release technical training in a classroom setting (about 20% of training), in which, Apprentices learn the practical and theoretical aspects of the trade occupation. Successful completion of both components along with other program requirements and examinations is required to earn certification and become a red seal certified journeyperson.
Apprenticeship Programs: are operated on a voluntary basis by employers, employer associations, or management and labor groups (unions).
Sponsor: is registered with the ITA, and is a legal entity (e.g. a company or organization) or certified tradesperson or equivalent.
Apprentice: works with their Sponsor to complete work-based training, technical training levels 1-3, Inter Provincial Red Seal Examinations and other program requirements. An Apprentice is registered with the ITA and works with their Sponsor throughout their Apprenticeship and follows Apprentice responsibilities.
Apprenticeship Program Overview
|Program Duration||The Power Line Technician (PLT) Apprenticeship Program is a minimum 3.5 Year, 7 Term commitment and will be delivered combining in school and work based training designed to meet the standards and profile defined by the Industry Training Authority (ITA).|
|Technical Training||Minimum 70% Passing Grade in each level Level 1: 180 hours or approximately 6 weeks Level 2: 160 hours or approximately 5 weeks Level 3: 160 hours or approximately 5 weeks|
|Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination:|
|Work-Based Training:||Apprentices must advance through 7 term levels.|
|Complete 6350 work based hours, including key hours minimum of 500 hours completed with a crew doing “live line” work hours.|
|Recommendation for Certification:||Recommendation for certification signed by the JLATA and individual holding credentials eligible for sign-off authority.|
To view the full ITA Power Line Technician Program Outline with guidelines for technical training at ITA recognized training providers: