Gainesville, Fla.—NCCER is proud to announce the release of Power Line Worker Level One.  This full-color curriculum addresses the fundamental aspects of power line work, including safety, electrical theory, climbing techniques, aerial framing and rigging, and operating utility service equipment. Level Two is scheduled to release later this year and will offer curricula in distribution and transmission.

Trained power line workers are expected to be in high demand, as more than 20 percent of the current workforce will retire by the next decade. This demand will only intensify as the nation struggles to modernize an aging energy infrastructure.

Depending upon the area of power line work, these professionals can be working at heights greater than 250 feet or at depths in excess of 50 feet. In power line work, variety and opportunity await those with the skills, interest and willingness to learn.

Students successfully completing Power Line Worker Level One 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 material into the existing book. For more information on NCCER curriculum, visit www.nccer.org/catalog.

The following subject matter experts contributed to this curriculum: James Anthony, Baltimore Gas & Electric; O'Neil Boivin, Cianbro Corporation; David Brzozowski, Constellation Energy; Bob Groner, MasTec, Inc.; Larry Harvey, Baltimore Gas & Electric; Joe Holley, Baltimore Gas & Electric; Craig Hopkins, Gaylor, Inc; Gordon Johnson, Baltimore Gas & Electric; Mark Lagasse, Cianbro Corporation; L. J. LeBlanc, Pumba Electric LLC; Scott Mitchell, Cianbro Corporation; James O'Neill, Progress Energy; David Powell, Southeast Lineman Training Center; Michael Roedel, Baltimore Gas & Electric; Jonathan Sacks, Cianbro Corporation; Shane Smith, Oneonta Job Corps Academy; Antonio "Tony" Vazquez, VisionQuest Academy; James McGowan, Quantas Services Inc.;Terry Williams, Quanta Services Inc.; Russell Zech, Gaylor, Inc.