Do you want a challenging, rewarding career? A career with security, pride, and great pay? Line Work is the answer to all of these and more! Our instructors are either currently employed or retired from the electrical industry and are eager to get you started in your new career. Somerset Lineman Training Center has one of the most expansive indoor training facilities and comprehensive curriculums in the nation.
Training at the Lineman Training Center will prepare apprentice-level students for employment in the electrical industry. We accomplish this by using training methods that have proven to be effective in preparing individuals to be highly qualified and successful employees. Phase 1 is an eight week course and meets Monday thru Friday. WIA funding is available for qualified individuals.
The objective of the Lineman Training Program is to provide an opportunity for students to embark on a meaningful and rewarding career in the electrical line work industry. This is accomplished with the use of proven training methods by instructors with extensive experience in the utility industry. Upon completion of the class, our students are prepared to enter and be successful in the Line Utility Industry.
You must have your CDL license for employment in the Line industry. We are delighted to announce that we have upgraded our Lineman Training Program to now offer CDL training to our Lineman students for a total cost of $3500. If you already have your CDL license, contact Carol Wesley at (606) 451-6697 for the course cost.
Students are continuously exposed to the various elements of accident prevention including:
• Safety Rules
• Safety Meetings
• Near-miss and accident review discussions
• Proper care, use, and storage of tools and equipment
• Tool and equipment inspections
Students spend approximately 200 hours in the field performing various introductory training activities. To successfully complete the program, each student must demonstrate that they can perform approximately 80 competencies. These include:
• Tool and Equipment Operation
• Personal Performance
• Simulated Emergency Storm Restoration
• Underground Distribution
• T&D Construction, Maintenance, and Operation
• Digger and bucket Truck operation
Students spend approximately 80 hours learning various subjects at the introductory level including:
• Electrical Systems
• Basic Electricity
• Career Planning & Strategies
• Personal Protective Grounding
• Material Identification
• Basic Metering
• System Operations
• Live-Line Tools
• Maps & Standard
CERTIFICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL COURSES
The career of LINEMAN is restricted, it’s not for the weak minded or the faint of heart, working conditions include rain, cold, hot, dark, high wind and all combinations and extremes of these. Normal work hours apply only when all the lights are on; if someone is out of service your work day is not over. Work stations are at an elevated level, if you like staying on the ground floor this career is not for you. High voltage is most always present yet invisible, and fear is always a factor.
It’s a lineman thing; you wouldn’t understand...YET
Complete the application - save to your hard drive where you can find it - and submit it by email to SCC_Lineman@kctcs.edu to get put on the list. You will receive a confirmation that your application was received, then you will be placed on the waiting list. For more information about the application process, possible financial assistance with tuition, or questions about the Lineman career, please call 606-451-6697 or 606-451-6699.
Lineman Training Center
347 Coin Road
Somerset, KY 42503
Phone: 606 274-1721
606 451-6699 Phone
606 875-1890 Cell
606 274-1318 Fax
606 451-6697 Phone
606 875-2895 Cell