The Utilities profession represents an $880 billion industry responsible for providing crucial infrastructure support to state and local customers throughout Texas and our nation. As a State Agency responsible for providing technical training and practical solutions to over 120,000 students annually, the TEEX Lineman Academy is a comprehensive pre-employment training experience for individuals seeking a career in the utilities industry.
The Academy is a 480-hour class delivered over a 15-week period utilizing traditional classroom instruction combined with practical field exercises followed by required skills testing.
Upon successful completion of the Academy, participants receive:
- Wood Pole Climbing Qualification Card
- Bucket & Digger Truck Operator Qualification Card
- OSHA 10-hour Construction ET&D Card
- First Aid/AED Card
In addition to the qualification cards, students will have the opportunity to prepare for the Class A CDL exam offered through the Texas Department of Public Safety. Students also receive training and guidance on writing effective resumes, successful interviewing techniques, and opportunities to participate in a hosted job fair connecting students with potential employers.
Our Lineman Academy Grads Are Saying:
“Each instructor brought a different skill and knowledge when it came to the electric power industry, adding up to 200 years of experience. Their patience and knowledge prepared us for the industry. Because of the TEEX Lineman Academy, I was gainfully employed with the City of College Station the day after graduation. Now that TEEX has impacted my life, I can now go on to impact our community.” (B. Linnell, Class #002)
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