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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 build career awareness and forge pathways into career opportunities.

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 13-month training program includes:

  • Physical fitness training
  • Hands-on classroom and field instruction on working with electrical lines
  • A certification in Electric Linework from Lansing Community College or Alpena Community College upon successful completion of the program
  • A four-day pass/fail orientation at our Marshall Training Center

Upon successful completion of the aforementioned components, candidates will also have the opportunity for:

  • A ten-week challenging weeks of instruction covering climbing, line construction, forestry, equipment operation and applied electrical theory working with de-energized and energized conductors
  • 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.

Lansing Community College- Call the department office at (517) 483-1570, or email peckenr1@lcc.edu

Alpena Community College- Call the department office at (989) 358-7443, or email smithr@alpenacc.edu


For Consumers Energy specific questions, please contact:

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