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Electric Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Interested in becoming an electric lineworker at Consumers Energy?
Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship programs are the best way to get started.

The first step to qualify for an electric lineworker apprenticeship with Consumers Energy is pre-apprenticeship lineworker training.

All pre-apprenticeship training includes: OSHA10 certification/safety, Linework Physical Fitness, Basic Electricity, and Energy Industry Fundamentals, followed by climbing clinics, orientation and an 11-week climb school in Marshall, MI.

Training offered through the community colleges listed below.
Length of program, cost, enrollment periods and course offerings vary. Contact each institution for specific details.

PLEASE BE AWARE: Completion of the pre-apprenticeship training program does not guarantee employment at Consumers Energy.

Consumers Energy Lineworker pre-apprenticeship programs are supported by the Utility workers of America and the Power for America Union Training Trust Fund

Participating Community Colleges


Alpena Community College offers Electric Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Alpena Community College
Roy Smith
smithr@alpenacc.edu

Grand Rapids Community College offers Electric Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Grand Rapids Community College
Julie Parks
jparks@grcc.edu

Jackson College offers Electric Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Jackson College
Jamie Vandenburgh
JCadmissions@jccmi.edu

Lansing Community College offers Electric Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Lansing Community College
Rex Peckens
Peckenr1@lcc.edu

Mott Community College offers Electric Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Mott Community College
Kathleen LaVallier
kathleen.lavallier@mcc.edu

Muskegon Community College offers Electric Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship Training

Muskegon Community College
Jon Larson
jonathan.larson4@muskegoncc.edu

Are You a Veteran?


We periodically run an electric pre-apprenticeship training program specifically for US military veterans with documented electrical training or experience.

To place your name on the list for the next session, please visit www.electriclinesbootcamp.com
Enter your contact information and we will notify you when the next session launches (likely in the spring of 2022).

Fueling Michigan’s Talent Pipeline


Consumers Energy engages in long- and short-term talent pipeline development using the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Talent Pipeline Management™ (TPM) system. By accurately forecasting demand for critical positions in alignment with the enterprise strategy, it enables formation of key partnerships within K-12, post-secondary institutions and professional associations to prepare a diverse qualified workforce for immediate and future needs.