COLUMBUS, OH: American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is pleased to announce that their Lineworker Training Program has been approved as a Registered Apprenticeship Sponsor by ApprenticeOhio.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Apprenticeship recognizes ApprenticeOhio as a Registered Apprenticeship program serving to advise, consult and register programs that meet specific criteria for quality and safety resulting in nationally portable credentials.
“We have worked for four years to bring this approval to fruition, and we are pleased that ApprenticeOhio recognizes the safe and high-quality training services that AMP provides to its members’ lineworkers in their apprentice journey,” said Michelle L. Palmer, PE, vice president of technical services and compliance. “Thank you to the AMP training team for their work in continuing to build upon the lineworker training program that we offer our members.”
This approval will allow members, regardless of state, to register their apprentices for certification through AMP’s registered apprenticeship program with AMP serving as the group sponsor. A registered apprenticeship program combines on-the-job training and related instruction under the program standards as approved by the U.S. DOL and the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council.
Those apprentices who complete all steps of the apprenticeship program will be eligible to receive certification from the U.S. DOL. Steps include:
- Attending the AMP Lineworker Training Program classes (four years);
- Completing the Northwest Lineman College Power Delivery Program coursework; and
- Submitting on-the-job training, minimum of 8,000 hours, and accompanying information (forms to be supplied by AMP).
More information about AMP’s technical services, including lineworker apprentice training, can be found here.