Powerline Technician

Powerline Technician

Start DateDurationLocationCost
Apr 7, 202514 weeks (classroom)
23 weeks (practicum)

Program/course schedule subject to change based on enrolment
Please note: NBCC is currently not accepting applications from international students for this program.

Program Overview

  • Construction, maintenance, and troubleshooting of overhead and underground power systems.
  • Installation and maintenance of electrical distribution and transmission systems by erecting and maintaining poles and towers and connecting power distribution and transmission networks.
  • Inspection and testing of overhead and underground power lines and other equipment while adhering to strict safety practices and procedures.
  • Receive a combination of classroom and on-the-job training.
  • Upon program completion, students will be eligible to write Block 1 of the Powerline Technician trade.
  • Regular classes take place at the NB Power training site in Marysville.
  • During practicum, students will travel in groups to worksites across the province

Cost: $16,400 (includes tuition, books, safety gear, confirmation fee)

Training Allowance: $310.00/wk during 23-week practicum

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma, Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma or apply as a Mature Student.
  • Must be 18 years to apply as of December 31, 2024
  • Applicants must be in possession of a Class 5 driver’s license by January 31, 2025

How to Apply

Application Submission Dates:  Aug 1 - 31, 2024

NOTE: Applications will only be accepted through the online application portal on this webpage.  The application portal will only be available during the designated application period.

Required documents for application:

Note: Complete submissions only. Applications will only be accepted through the online form below.

For more information contact Kelly Springer Kelly.Springer@nbcc.ca

Submit Your Application

Applications can be submitted from August 1-31, 2024. We look forward to receiving your application at that time.