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Training

Pre-Requisites (Trades Trainees)

  • Initial selection & employment is the first step to Apprenticeship and is decided by the Contractor
  • Registration with the JLATTC and the IBEW Local 258
  • A minimum of six (6) months industry-related experience as a Trades Trainee
  • Completion and proof of the following academics:
    • Math 11
    • Physics 11
    • English 12
  • Minimum N + Air Driver's License

Pre-Requisites (Apprentices)

Minimum Acceptable Prior to Certification as a Journeyman Lineman

  • Air + 3 Driver's License
  • 3.5 years as an Apprentice
  • 6350 work experience hours including the key area minimums, which are:
    • 500 hours Live Line experience, of which 200 must be LL1 and 300 LL3
    • 100 hours of Underground
    • Three (3) levels of schooling
    • Attendance and a passing grade in all technical training
    • A passing grade on the Inter-provincial (IP) exam

Preferable, but not mandatory

  • 1000 hours of Distribution
  • 100 hours of Transmission

Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Those who have successfully completed the Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Kwantlen College are not be required to attend year one schooling.

The following is to be sent to the JLATTC office:

  • A photocopy of their Kwantlen transcript
  • Original transcript in a sealed envelope from Kwantlen College
  • A minimum of three (3) months industry-related experience as a Trades Trainee
  • Completion and proof of the following academics:
    • Math 11
    • Physics 11
    • English 12
  • Air + 3 Driver's License

Schooling

Apprentices are required to attend three (3) levels of technical training.

Year 1 is 6 weeks in duration

Years 2 and 3 schooling are 5 weeks in duration

Pre-Apprenticeship Program graduates, on approval from the ITA, will move forward to complete:

  • Two levels of Technical Training
    • Year 2 is five (5) weeks in duration
    • Year 3 is five (5) weeks in duration

Apprentices shall receive a supplemental wage payment of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per week for each full week in attendance.

Homework is expected, on time, in the EITI office as requested.

WCB mandated safety rules are strictly enforced, including wearing a 4 point chin strap when working above 10 feet.

Apprentices must bring their log book, tools, and safety equipment to school, including but not limited to:

  • Hard hat
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves
  • Body belt
  • Pole strap
  • Well-fitting climbers
  • Heavy soled boots, long-sleeved shirts,
  • Retractable lanyard
  • Tool pouch
  • Rain gear

Apprentices are responsible for acquiring, and paying for, their own textbooks.

EITI has a supply of the textbooks required for each year, as follows

  • Year One
    • Lineworkers Rigging Handbook 1st Edition
    • Transformation for Line Works 1st Edition
    • Electricity One-Seven
  • Year Two
    • Live Line Work Practices
    • Underground Distribution
  • Year Three
    • Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook
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