Northern Pennsylvania Regional College and the Career Line Training Center, LLC (CLTC) have teamed up to provide a Communication Lineworker Program at the CLTC training facility in Fairview, PA.
Telecommunication lineworkers are involved in all aspects of the field from telephone to cable and satellite television, to wireless systems. Lineworkers erect telephone lines, run lines into buildings, lay cables, install, maintain, and repair equipment, and serve the community. They fall among the top positions available over the next decade (Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission). As a new means of communication are developed, they will continue to grow with the industry. Trending utility careers in telecommunication, power, natural gas, water, and infrastructure are showing growth of 1.5 million jobs by 2030 as a third of the current workforce nears retirement age.
Chairman Gladys M. Brown of the Pennsylvania Utility Commission shares that “for a new generation searching for opportunities to start their careers – as well as other skilled candidates, like our returning veterans, looking for new possibilities – utilities represent tens-of-thousands of community-oriented jobs, combining good wages with the satisfaction of knowing that you are serving your neighbors.”
The CLTC program in communication linework is 10 weeks long with a safety focus. Seventy-five percent of the course is taught hands-on in the pole yard and on the commercial driving range. Registration for the program beginning January 2020 is now open.
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