Powerline Technician

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Program description - September 2025

This skills-based program offers a unique opportunity for you to prepare for all facets of the Powerline Technician occupation. Graduates of this program have experienced strong rates of co-op securement and graduate employment. Practical skills are developed during multiple hands-on, full-length work days in our dedicated, on-site training yard. Students benefit from daily use and training on our extensive fleet of industry-standard vehicles and work equipment. Students will learn the skills required for the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground power-distribution systems through significant hands-on practical skills development and classroom learning. Students may have the opportunity to complete the initial level(s) of apprenticeship trade schooling and become registered as a Powerline Technician Apprentice (434A). Also, students will have the opportunity to take additional industry-specific courses. Two optional co-op terms are incorporated into this unique program. Co-op work term experience may be counted towards the on-the-job apprenticeship hours. This program reflects industry's strong emphasis on safety. Requisite Occupational Health & Safety courses introduce students to regulatory knowledge and industry-safe work procedures and practices.

Electrical Utilities from across the province support the program by providing donations, guest instruction, and co-op opportunities. Their extensive participation helps ensure our students develop skills to meet industry's latest innovations.

For more information, please contact our Student Recruitment staff at trades@conestogac.on.ca.

 

Note:

  • This is a highly competitive program. Apply by February 1 (for September). See oversubscribed programs for more information.
  • Students living outside of Ontario are not eligible to apply.

Program details

Code: 0736
Start: September 2025
Campus: Ingersoll Skills Training Centre
Delivery: Hybrid
Length: 2 years
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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