Lineman Apprenticeship Program

Southwest Electric has joined other cooperatives from around Mississippi in implementing a Lineman Apprenticeship Program to educate and train our linemen in the proper and safe procedures for line work.  Each level in the program involves six workbooks, a test on each workbook section, a final exam covering all six sections and a field test.  Every new lineman must participate in the program.

Below is a breakdown of the number of Southwest Electric employees participating in the Lineman Apprenticeship Program.

  • 1st Class Lineman – 1
  • 2nd Class Lineman – 2
  • 3rd Class Lineman – 4
  • Apprentice I – 10
  • Apprentice II – 4

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