The Career Development Programs (CDP) are voluntary training programs available to ElectriCities’ members and approved by the North Carolina Department of Labor.

The Career Development Programs exceed the training mandates as outlined in the Federal Register 1910.269 Subpart R and 1926.95 Subpart V of the OSHA regulations guide. The 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

ElectriCities maintains resource guides for each of these areas that provide procedures that must be followed in order to complete the CDP. The guides include four recommended levels of training, registration procedures, how to order program materials, recording procedures, an index of modules, and examination procedures.

The registration fee is listed below for each level per student of the Career Development Program. Contact Jill LaBorde, Senior Safety & Training Technician at 919-760-6301 or jill.laborde@electricities.com for enrollment information. Contact David Young, Manager, Safety & Training at 919-760-6336 or David.young@electricities.com for any questions you may have concerning the programs.

 

Lineman Career Development Program

The Lineman Career Development Program is a voluntary training program available to ElectriCities members and approved by the State of North Carolina Department of Labor. It exceeds the training mandates as outlined in the Federal Register 1910.269 Subpart R and 1926.95 Subpart V of the OSHA regulations guide. The program provides a way for municipal power line technicians to increase their skills and knowledge. Linemen enrolled in this program will learn to install, repair and maintain electric systems. The program is divided into four levels beginning at Level I and ending with Level IV or the Journeyman level. Each level will take approximately one year to complete. It is a mixture of classroom and on-the-job-training. The students will gain an understanding of electricity and, in the more advanced levels, gain supervisory experience and knowledge of complex electric operations.

Member price: $549   |   Associate Member Price: $849

Meter Technician Career Development Program

The Meter Technician Career Development Program is a voluntary training program open to ElectriCities members. The program is designed to increase the skills and knowledge of meter technicians at all experience levels. The students will learn to test, install, repair and maintain customer watt-hour meters. They will also gain an understanding of the basics of math as it relates to electricity. In the more advanced levels, the students will gain overall job knowledge of complex polyphase metering. The program is divided into three training levels: Level I – Basic; Level II – Intermediate; and Level III – Advanced.

Member price: $549   |   Associate Member Price: $849

Substation Career Development Program

The Substation Career Development Program is a voluntary training program available to ElectriCities members and approved by the North Carolina Department of Labor. It exceeds the training mandates as outlined in the Federal Register 1910.269 Subpart R and 1926.95 Subpart V of the OSHA regulations guide. The program provides a way for municipal substation technicians to increase their skills and knowledge. Technicians enrolled in this program 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. This program consists of four levels of training.

Member price: $749   |   Associate Member Price: $999

Underground Career Development Program

The Underground Career Development Program is a voluntary training program available to ElectriCities’ members and approved by the North Carolina Department of Labor. It exceeds the training mandates as outlined in the Federal Register 1910.269 Subpart R and 1926.95 Subpart V of the OSHA regulations guide. The program provides a way for municipal underground power line technicians to increase their skills and knowledge. Underground power line technicians enrolled in this program 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. This program consists of four levels of training.

Member price: $549   |   Associate Member Price: $849

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

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