High winds up to 60 mph are expected in your area on Wednesday and into the Thanksgiving holiday, with the potential to cause power outages. Please prepare by visiting our Outage Center for more information and safety tips. You can also sign up to receive electric outage alerts via text, phone or email.

High winds up to 60 mph are expected in your area on Wednesday and into the Thanksgiving holiday, with the potential to cause power outages. Please prepare by visiting our Outage Center for more information and safety tips. You can also sign up to receive electric outage alerts via text, phone or email.

High winds up to 60 mph are expected in your area on Wednesday and into the Thanksgiving holiday, with the potential to cause power outages. Please prepare by visiting our Outage Center for more information and safety tips. You can also sign up to receive electric outage alerts via text, phone or email.

High winds up to 60 mph are expected in your area on Wednesday and into the Thanksgiving holiday, with the potential to cause power outages. Please prepare by visiting our Outage Center for more information and safety tips. You can also sign up to receive electric outage alerts via text, phone or email.

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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 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
517-374-2263
Amber.Fogarty@cmsenergy.com

Doug Daggett
269-789-3806
Douglas.Daggett@cmsenergy.com

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