School-to-Work Programs

Fueling Michigan’s Talent Pipeline

Michigan depends on a strong utility workforce. Through the Michigan Energy Workforce Development Consortium, we work with educators, government, businesses and other utilities to graduate a regular stream of diverse talent from our electric and natural gas apprenticeship programs. Take a look at our current training opportunities to see if you’re a fit. For the pathways to linework careers at Consumers Energy, please click here.

EMPOWER Electric Lineworker Apprentice Program—Available through Lansing Community College and Alpena Community College

In just a little more than a year, you could be ready to begin an exciting and rewarding career in an electric lineworker apprenticeship. This affordable program provides intense instruction from highly skilled journey-level lineworkers, who have many years of field experience. This pre-apprenticeship program offers hands-on classroom and field instruction directly related to working with electrical lines.

The training program includes:

  • A four-day pass/fail orientation held at Marshall Training Center in Marshall, Michigan
  • Physical fitness training
  • Hands-on classroom and field instruction on working with electrical lines
  • Ten challenging weeks of instruction covering climbing, line construction, forestry, equipment operation and applied electrical theory working with de-energized and energized conductors
  • A certification in Electric Lineworking from Lansing Community College or Alpena Community College upon successful completion of the program
  • Potential employment at Consumers Energy upon successful completion of the program

This unique industry-education relationship provides an unbeatable return on your investment. To learn more about the program, select a location below.

If you would like additional information, please contact us at the below:

Amber Fogarty

Doug Daggett

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