Our apprenticeship program is approved and registered with both the Maine Apprenticeship Program and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Aspiring lineworkers undergo a comprehensive T&D Power skills training, which consists of 76 online modules, each accompanied by a physical field performance review with our experts. Our training programs are structured into five levels of progression, ensuring a systematic approach to skill acquisition and development.
These five different levels are:
- Third class
- Second class
- First class probationary
- First class
A review is performed after each classification is completed. The program’s primary goal is to make line workers comprehend each module and demonstrate the knowledge learned throughout the program. We also have crew-wide safety training days, giving Coutts’ employees the opportunity to work on powerlines in our de-energized training yard.
The program allows our employees to have real-world training in a controlled and safe environment for transmission, distribution, and underground work. At Coutts, the lineworkers who are promoted to leadership positions also get managerial training through nationally recognized outfits.