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Know what it takes!
Knowing the Outside Lineman job description, what it takes to apply for apprenticeship and how you can successfully become a Journeyman is essential for taking your next steps towards an electrical construction career.

Opportunities for advancement abound in the Electrical Industry. New technologies are opening possibilities unheard of just a few years ago. In response to the ever expanding global economy, industries scramble to find more efficient energy and communications systems.

Know what it takes! Be prepared!

Your career is limited only by your determination, knowledge and level of enthusiasm.
Outside Lineman Apprenticeship
This web site will explain to you what the Lineman trade is all about and how you can earn your way to a satisfying future in the electrical trade.

Review the topics below and the related links on the left to find out the benefits and requirements of becoming a certified IBEW Journeyman Lineman.
Program Description
As a journeyman lineman you’ll build, maintain and repair the power lines that carry electricity to homes and businesses. When you apply for the Northwest Line Outside Lineman Program you’ll be taking the first step to a career that not only has a tremendous impact on the people you serve, but one that will have a positive impact on your future as well.

After completion of this program, you can be proud to say, you are a journeyman lineman from the northwest.
Apprenticeship in a Nutshell
Apprenticeship is a training strategy that combines supervised, structured on-the-job training with related theoretical instruction. The training program is sponsored by employers or labor/management groups that have the ability to hire and train in a work environment. Apprenticeship prepares people for skilled employment, with the content of the training defined and dictated by the needs of a particular industry.
Program Requirements
Typical apprenticeship programs span 2-5 years with a minimum of 144 hours of related supplemental instruction each year. The program requirements are clearly delineated in Federal & State laws and regulations. A registered apprenticeship requires a signed, written agreement (indenture) between the sponsor and apprentice. The apprentice agrees to perform the work faithfully with diligence and to complete the related course study.
Contractors are our sponsors
Our contractors agree to make every effort to keep apprentices employed and comply with the standards established for the program. This legal contract insures quality training on-the-job, in the classroom, and leads to a certificate of completion and journeyman-level status. These credentials have explicit meaning, recognition and respect in the eyes of Federal & State governments and the outside electrical industry.
Your Employment
Apprentices are full time employees. Wages are paid to participants during the on-the-job phase of training. Wages increase as progress is made in the program, in accordance with the predefined wage progression scale outlines in the indenture agreement.