In Partnership with PG&E, SMUD, and SETA, ARC will offer pre-apprenticeship training for career pathways in utility line workers and specialty welders during 2012-14. Click on the link above to learn about PG&E PowerPathway programs available at ARC. If you have any questions, contact Mary Wolf @ 916-484-8974 or email WolfM@arc.losrios.edu. The link below shows photos from our utility line worker pre-apprenticeship during Fall 2011.
During the fall of 2011, ARC, in partnership with SETA, PG&E, and SMUD provided an intensive 8-week utility line worker Pre-apprenticeship for military veterans. Many of the graduates of this program have secured employment at PG&E, SMUD, City of Sacramento, SureWest, and Caltrans, to mention a few employers.
Highlights from the training program:
- Students participated in a 3 day pole climbing training at SMUD (Hedge Substation).
- Employer breakfast meeting for the purpose of bringing employers together to learn about the training program and the students in the program.
- Mock interviews. Many employers came back to participate in mock interviews to help students get real world interviewing experience. Students learned a lot and many
Employer Breakfast: In the fall of 2011, we sponsored a meeting where we invited energy and utility employers and agencies from the region to learn about our veteran pre-apprenticeship program and to meet our veteran students. As a result, many of the employers went on to hire our students in well-paying and exciting careers in utilities. Click this link to see pictures of the event.
Mock Interviews: After students learned how to create a resume that translated their military experience into civilian experience and learning about the art of interviewing, students practiced their interviewing skills with utility employers.
Welding and Utility Line Worker Pre-apprenticeship (fall 2012): This will be ARC's second training event for military veterans to prepare for careers in energy and utilities.
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