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Premium member Presentation Transcript Welcome to COLT of MTC: Welcome to COLT of MTCCOLT Field: COLT FieldObjectives: Objectives Introduce you to COLT at MTC Understand our values Understand what we require Understand what we expect and what you can expect Overview of the power lineworker trade How to get startedCentral Ohio Lineworker Training (COLT): Central Ohio Lineworker Training (COLT) Marion Technical College Electric Power Utilities Program Basic Lineworker Training EUT-1190AMarion Technical College: Marion Technical College Degree Program Electric Power Utilities – 2 year associate (ATS) degreeMarion Technical College: Marion Technical College Certificates Basic Power Lineworker Electric Power Line Maintenance Electric Utility TechnicianMarion Technical College: Marion Technical College Only way into degree program Basic Power Lineworker Certificate ProgramDegree or Certificate? : Degree or Certificate? Basic Power Lineworker Certificate Basic Lineworker Training Quick program Certifications Get training, find a jobDegree or Certificate? : Degree or Certificate? Electric Power Utilities ATS Basic Lineworker Training Finish technical courses over two year period Will attend remaining classes with utility employees General studies courses over 2-3 yr periodDegree or Certificate?: Degree or Certificate? When taking the degree program, you will take apprenticeship courses Certificate will cover most necessities to begin in the trade Degree may give an edge when seeking a job Degree will give benefit when trying to move up in the organizationDegree or Certificate?: Degree or Certificate? College credits from Basic Lineworker Training will be with you for your whole life Later in life, you can choose to pursue a degree at a slower paceMarion Technical College: Marion Technical College Lineworker Facilities 10 short stroker poles 8 certification poles with fall arrest 4 pole three phase lineCOLT Field: COLT Field Located outside of Mt. Gilead, Ohio 16 acre pole farm Substation Underground facilities Interactive classroom with live-line facilities Outside short live-line Mini line shopCentral Ohio Lineworker Training: Central Ohio Lineworker Training Provides professional training to 26 utilities and 2 contractors We send out newsletters twice a year to many utilitiesCentral Ohio Lineworker Training: Central Ohio Lineworker Training We have relationships with many vendors and receive many donations We provide Klein Tools, Inc with official reviews for climbing equipment and line related toolsCentral Ohio Lineworker Training: Central Ohio Lineworker Training Established through relationship between OREC and MTC Apprenticeship program for cooperatives and municipalities across the state of Ohio First class began October 14, 2004 First full time instructor May 2007 Realized need for a specific program for those wanting in the tradeBasic Lineworker Training: Basic Lineworker Training We researched needs of employers and current programs Built program which provides employers with entry level apprentices Employers need filtering process Employers need basic questions answered about potential employees Employers need employees with basic skills and knowledge at entry levelBasic Lineworker Training: Basic Lineworker Training There is no certification per se needed to begin into the power lineworker trade Companies can hire guys right off the street if they want to Like any other lineman training program, we just want you to have a leg up over someone with no experienceWhat makes COLT different?: What makes COLT different? The objective of the Basic Lineworker Training Program is to enrich the power line work industry by training and qualifying selected students who will have the opportunity to embark on a rewarding career. This is accomplished through an interview and testing process to limit our enrollment to the best applicants and by employing professional training methods with a low student / instructor ratio.What makes COLT different?: What makes COLT different? Student-Oriented Instructors not just here for a paycheck We do professional training for utilities 5:1 Student / Instructor Ratio allows for SAFE, efficient, accelerated training Allow student to do bookwork and videos at home for 6 weeks Time for work, school, family, etc Keeps costs down Satisfies academic requirementsWhat makes COLT different?: What makes COLT different? No costs for unnecessary over-training Will end up in apprenticeship anyway 5 weeks allows enough time for all certifications Our relationships with utilities and our reputation overall Limited enrollment keeps good students onlyWhat did the Students Like About the Course?: What did the Students Like About the Course? The patience of the instructors and the way the material is correlated to the students, and the concern for our safety while still giving that necessary push when needed. The knowledge and energy Dwight, Gary and Jim have to share with the students. The training here is awesome, in the five weeks we have been here. Dwight and his crew have made us look better than 3 months at ----. If you are serious about wanting to learn linework, this is the place to be. The most valuable thing to me was all the things that I have learned and the confidence that I have gained as I moved through the class. The instructors’ knowledge, experience and presentation.Basic Lineworker Training: Basic Lineworker Training Admission to the testing process will be on a limited enrollment basis based on the following: 18 years of age (upon graduation) High school graduate/GED 2.0 minimum GPA DOT physical examination Valid driver’s license – CDL able Resume and cover letter Application and initial fees Waivers signedBasic Lineworker Training: Basic Lineworker Training What are we looking for? Great attitude / character Somebody that can handle the physical and mental demands of the trade Somebody that will make the trade better and safer Somebody who can learn to be a professional Somebody we would want to hireBasic Lineworker Training: Basic Lineworker Training Student will be subject to the following testing: Diagnostic Applicant Productivity Profile test Pass/Fail Aptitude test 1 day physical skills test We don’t want your money unless we know you will make it through the school Upon successful completion of the physical skills test, the student will be eligible to enter into limited enrollment processAPP Test: APP Test This online assessment is designed to help measure attitudes toward theft and drug abuse, as well as interpersonal relations and other attitudes that may affect on-the-job productivity. Are you employable?Aptitude Testing: Aptitude Testing Timed Verbal Form Judgment and Comprehension Arithmetic Untimed Survey of Personal Values Mechanical Concepts APP & Aptitude taken at noon the first day. If passed, Physical Skills testing follows the next day at 8AM with a post test interview.Physical Skills Assessment: Physical Skills Assessment Will you be able to climb wood poles? 75% Pull up transformer Pull wire using hoist on ground Build crossarm on groundPhysical Skills Assessment: Physical Skills Assessment Use brace and bit to drill hole Install crossarm on pole Shave wooden polesPhysical Skills Assessment: Physical Skills Assessment Requirements for passing grade: Reach top of 40’ pole using free climbing method on day 2 using fall arrest Average of “3” on all scoresCareer Description Electrical Lineworkers: Career Description Electrical Lineworkers Install, maintain and repair energized and de-energized lines that lead from the generating plant to customers’ homes Rubber gloving and hot sticking energized lines Usually work in crews of 1 – 5 people Work outdoors in all kinds of weather Work on overhead and underground facilities May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends May be on call 24 hours a day or week at a time with utility Will travel to help other areas to help repair damaged systems with utility or contractorDuties and Responsibilities: Duties and Responsibilities Installation of structures such as wood poles Climbing poles or using bucket truck to install equipment aloft Stringing and sagging line conductors between poles Operation of various types of switches Performing preventive maintenance checks Splicing conductors, connecting lines, transformers and electrical apparatus Working with service orders and circuit diagrams Repairing or replacing lines or equipment Keeping the lights onInterests and Abilities: Interests and Abilities Working outdoors Working with tools Performing duties that change frequently Working under stress and at heights Working independently or as part of a team Working in uncomfortable positionsOne of the Greatest Trades in the World: One of the Greatest Trades in the World Rewarding Challenging Sense of pride in work Very secure job – cannot be outsourced Tremendous comradery among fellow linemen 8 hours work for 8 hours payThe Program: The Program Classes run Mon-Fri 8AM -5:00PM Classroom work mixed with field work Two week climbing certification Two weeks at MTC Three weeks at COLT FieldThe Program: The Program First year of COLT apprenticeship program lures employers which are clients 20 College Credit Hours Blended course with 6 weeks of distance learning at home including 30 online videos and tests for 11 total weeksThe Program: The Program We utilize the following booksThe Program: The Program Basic skills taught including bucket truck and digger derrick training Teaching the distribution component of the industry Employers are invited in the second to last day of training to observeEmployer Day: Employer DayEmployer Day: Employer DayThe Program: The Program Certifications: Official Basic Power Lineworker Certificate Wood Pole Climbing First Aid / CPR / AED Pole Top Rescue Bucket Rescue Class A CDL (optional)The Program: The Program Disciplined environment We expect a lot out of ourselves, but we also expect a lot out of our students Our six student oriented instructors have over 200 years combined experience in the industryGary Simpson: Gary SimpsonJim Ault: Jim AultDale Herr : Dale HerrDave Allen: Dave AllenDon Fannin: Don FanninDwight Miller: Dwight MillerCOLT’s Linemans Model of Excellence: COLT’s Linemans Model of ExcellenceThe Program: The Program Courses over 5 weeks: Intro to Power Linework I Intro to Power Linework II Electrical Power Systems Overview Power Utility Safety Electric Utility Project ConstructionYouTube: YouTube Linemanschool channel YouTube - COLT Basic Lineworkers Summer 09Jobs: Jobs Difference between 2 main types of careers Utilities - Meters turn and create revenue – no time lost for inclement weather Contractors - Units get installed, removed, or transferred and create revenue – time lost on bad daysJobs: Jobs Union Contractors Many contractors ALBAT Training Apply through your choice of local union Non-union contractors One contractor Vacations and holidays Rural Electric Cooperatives Small family feel, but good money and benefits Municipalities Very small or large, safety and wages vary widely Investor Owned Utilities Large, consistent safety, but employees are numbers We do not guarantee employment. We will assist you in finding a job.Jobs: Jobs Three things which we will help you with in finding a job Employer Day Resume add-ons for quick reference All inside information which we receiveJobs to Begin into Trade: Jobs to Begin into Trade Entry level apprentice lineman Groundman Cable TV / Telephone contractor Tree trimmer WarehouseThe Program: The Program Two things very important to your participation in the program: Should be willing to relocate or travel; you will limit your employment opportunities tremendously if you limit it to working in hometown area. CDL requirements; you will be required to have a class A CDL. It is optional with our program, but will not be optional for employmentThe Program: The Program Three things that can seriously affect your career as a power lineworker: Drinking and CDL laws Background check: Driving and Legal Random drug and alcohol screening when employment is securedClass A CDL : Class A CDL CDL – commercial driver license Class A needed to drive trucks over 26,000 lbs and haul pole and wire trailers over 10,000 GVWR Training not required but very helpful Will need to pick up permit packet at BMV Packet good for one year Permit good for six monthsClass A CDL : Class A CDL American Professional Truck Driving School (APTDS) $1600 for COLT students includes: Training for as long as required CDL testing Vehicle and trailer rental for testing Daily lunches Permit must be obtained prior to training Must be in groups of three Motel stay $49 per night Not “Over the Road”Job Outlook: Job Outlook Power Lineworkers held more than 120,000 jobs in the U.S. in 2009 Large percentage of workforce retiring in the next five years, leaving a large vacancy nationwide. Economic crisis has affected our industry alsoWage Considerations: Wage Considerations Lineworkers average an annual salary of $60,000 throughout the U.S. With overtime, lineworkers can make more than $100,000Wage Considerations: Wage Considerations Journeyman linemen make anywhere from $18 to $38 per hour in this region Entry level apprentices generally begin at 40%-50% of journeymen’s wages Frequent pay increases over a period of approximately four yearsTesting, Tuition, Fees and Books: Testing, Tuition, Fees and Books $4,014 total Ohio residents $4,894 total Non-Ohio residents Additional Costs Tool Package - costs going up Mar 1, 2011 $1471 without fall protection $1964 with fall protection CDL Training - $1600Financing : Financing FAFSA can be filled out on MTC website Will give amount you will be eligible for a Pell grant if any From there, it can turn into a student loan FAFSA only covers costs associated with MTC Apply 2011-2012 for Summer or Fall 2011 course, or Spring 2012 Diane Mayne MTC ext 221 for assistanceFinancing : Financing Other forms of financing: Job & Family Services WIA Dislocated worker GI Bill Sallie MaeHousing : Housing Marion Tech offers no housing for guests Multiple motels at lowered rates Great rates – will negotiate for 5 week course: Super 8 Motel Comfort Inn Extended Stay – Value PlaceBasic Lineworker Calendar: Basic Lineworker Calendar Program Schedule Apr 25 – July 8, 2011 (Sum Qtr 2011) Aug 15 – Oct 28, 2011 (Fall Qtr 2011) Feb 6 – April 20, 2012 ( Spr Qtr 2012) Apr 30 – July 13, 2012 (Sum Qtr 2012) Class A CDL Training will correspond with these datesQuestions?: Questions?Contact Us: Contact Us Dwight Miller Lead Instructor for COLT 740-389-4636 ext 342 email@example.com You do not have the permission to view this presentation. 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