Lineman apprentice programs in the Los Angeles area are available to qualified applicants who desire to earn a full-time income while training to become a skilled lineman. The requirements for each program vary; however most require a minimum high school diploma or GED, a photo ID or driver's license, and a commitment by participants to complete on-the-job training requirements as well as classroom instruction.
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
The Los Angeles Trade-Technical College offers a Electrical Lineman Apprenticeship consisting of on-the-job training, classroom hours and lab work. Applicants must be enrolled for four years in the Indentured Apprenticeship program administered by the California State Division of Apprenticeship Standards. Apprentices are evaluated on their job performances and their ability to learn the necessary lineman skills.
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College Apprentice Information Center, Room B-122 400 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015 213-763-7151 college.lattc.edu
Los Angeles Electrical Training Institute
The Los Angeles Electrical Training Institute apprenticeship program includes at least 160 hours of evening classroom instruction for each of the program's five years, in addition to at least 8,000 hours' on-the-job training. Physical labor is required as apprentices must climb on scaffolds and ladders, work in tight, confined spaces and consistently lift up to 50 pounds. The ability to follow instructions is also required and, since electrical wiring is often color coded, applicants must not be color blind. The school is in Commerce, about seven miles from Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Electrical Training Institute Electrical Training Institute 6023 S. Garfield Ave. Commerce, CA 90040 323-221-5881 laett.com
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
The ABC Los Angeles/Ventura chapter offers a four-year electrical linemen apprenticeship program that includes a minimum of 604 hours of classroom instruction in the use of tools, on the job safety, electrical terminology and theory, practical application plus on-the-job training. Apprentices work with an approved employer under the supervision of a licensed journeyman and foreman. No experience is required to enroll. ABC is in San Fernando, about 21 miles from Los Angeles.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 609 Eighth St. San Fernando, CA 91340 818-898-2099 abclaventura.org
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