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    NCCER Releases New Power Line Worker Curriculum

    For Immediate Release
    3.22.12

    Alachua, Fla. — NCCER is proud to announce the release of its Power Line Worker: Distribution Level Two curriculum. This curriculum covers the skills and knowledge necessary to develop outstanding power line distribution workers, including alternating current and Three-Phase systems, introduction to aerial distribution equipment, cable and conductor installation and removal, Underground Residential Distribution systems (URDs), overhead and URD service installations, and distribution line maintenance.

    Power line workers are expected to be in high demand, as more than 20% of the current workforce is expected to retire by the end of this decade. This demand will only intensify as the industry modernizes its energy infrastructure.

    NCCER developed its Power Line Worker series to address the need for a standardized and nationally recognized power line worker curriculum. While Power Line Worker Level One addresses the fundamental aspects of power line work, the training program then diverges into the three specialized areas, each providing two additional years of training: transmission, distribution, and substation.

    NCCER’s Power Line Worker: Distribution Level 3, Power Line Worker: Transmission Level 3, Power Line Worker: Substation Level 2 and Level 3 will be published later this year.

    Students successfully completing Power Line Worker: Distribution Level Two through an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor will earn industry-recognized credentials verifiable through the NCCER Automated National Registry.

    NCCER worked with subject matter experts representing industry and academia across the country to introduce relevant industry topics. For more information on NCCER curricula, visit www.nccer.org/catalog.


    About NCCER — NCCER is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification, and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. For more information, visit www.nccer.org or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.

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