Apprenticeship training combines paid on-the-job training with classroom instruction 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.
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).
In school technical training delivered by an ITA approved training provider:
- 480 hours (16 weeks) over three (3) levels of technical training
- Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination
6350 work based hours including minimum 500 hours completed with a crew doing “live line” single & three phase.
To view the full PLT Program Outline with guidelines for technical training at ITA recognized training providers Download (Program Outline)
The Joint Line Apprenticeship Training Association (JLATA) is designated and registered with the ITA as your Sponsor. the JLATA is responsible for the maintenance of Trainee and Apprentice records, reporting to the ITA and ensuring Apprentices meet all the program and Industry requirements to successfully complete the PLT Interprovincial Red Seal Program.
Apprentices sponsored by the JLATA are employed by “Contractors” who are signatory to the Master Line Agreement with IBEW Local Union 258 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
The Industry Training Authority (ITA) is the provincial government agency that governs and manages BC’s industry training system. The ITA issues credentials and funds training at pubic and private institutions.
The training provider must be designated by the ITA to deliver the relevant guidelines and level of technical training as set out in Program Outline.