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Powerline Technician (Level 1)

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic course dates are subject to change due to changing Health & Wellness policies and procedures

Course Summary:

This is an introduction to the activities and core skill tasks specific to the Red Seal requirements of the Lines Trade. During this training session, the student will be introduced to various outdoor performance-based activities under de-energized conditions where the student is assessed on his/her abilities. Outdoor activities will include RBD Operation, Setting Poles, Pole Line Construction, Pole Top Rescue, Bucket Rescue and Evacuation, Tower Climb and Rescue, meter Base Connections, Secondary Underground Cable Splice and Temporary Support of Poles.

This program trains to 100% of the Ontario College of Trades interprovincial curriculum.  Apprentices are introduced to all aspects of the line trade, from underground trenches and transformers to transmission tower techniques.

Course Outline:

The knowledge based components will include all theoretical applications of the above tasks, Utility Work Protection Code, Introduction to Electrical Theory, Series and Parallel Circuits, Introduction to Rigging Techniques, Contractor Weights and Tensions, Equipotential Grounding and Bonding.

Additional Information:

Utility must register the apprentice via Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities through the local Ministry Office.  Apprentices must also be registered and a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades.


Three months minimum line exposure at home utility. Must be able to climb wood poles. Successful completion of the Utility Lineperson Orientation on the job training program.

Log Book:

The Powerline Technician Log Book will be provided with the Orientation training manual.


$5,250 + HST 2020 | $5,375 + HST 2021 
(includes MTCU Classroom Fee, materials, lunch and breaks) Non-Registered Government Apprentices subject to additional MTCU fees.


Course Length:

2 weeks


Kleinburg Training Centre

Course Dates and Registration:

CourseBegin DateEnd DateRegistration
Powerline Technician - Level 11/25/20212/5/2021 REGISTER
Powerline Technician - Level 13/21/20224/1/2022 REGISTER