The Career Development Programs (CDP) & Apprenticeship Programs are voluntary training programs available to ElectriCities’ members and approved by the North Carolina Department of Labor.
ElectriCities’ Career Development and Apprenticeship Programs exceed the training mandates as outlined in the Federal Register 1910.269 Subpart R and 1926.950 Subpart V of the OSHA regulations guide. These voluntary programs provide a way for municipal power line workers to increase their skills and knowledge. If properly administered, a technician’s work performance will become proficient regardless of his experience level. Each employee is required to be trained and proficient at his assigned task. Powerline workers enrolled in the programs will learn to install, repair and maintain electric systems. They will gain an understanding of electricity and, in the more advanced levels, gain supervisory experience and knowledge of complex electric operations.
Career Development Programs
These programs are available to ElectriCities member’s and their employees. To enroll, contact Jill LaBorde, Senior Learning Coordinator, at 919-760-6301. Contact Craig Batchelor, Manager, Safety & Training at 919-971-2843 for any questions you may have concerning the programs.
Overhead Career Development Program
ElectriCities Apprentice Lineworker Program
Meter Technician Career Development Program
Substation Career Development Program
DEVELOPING TOMORROW'S WORKFORCE IN LEXINGTON
Like so many communities across the nation, Lexington is under increased pressure to attract and retain skilled workers due to retirement and the influx of higher paying utilities and private contractors. ElectriCities has partnered with them to evolve compensation and training programs and help them better evaluate their competitiveness.
The career development program has expedited employee advancement by allowing them to get promoted at the completion of a level rather than have to wait for a position to become available.
Darryl Strother, Electric Distribution Manager
Rocky Mount, North Carolina