Consumers Energy Electric Lineworker Pre‑Apprenticeship Training Program

The Program prepares students for careers as electrical power-line installers and repairers, working on cables or wires used in electrical power or distribution systems. This job may also include erecting poles and light- or heavy-duty transmission towers.

Many people rely on electrical powerline installers and repairers every day – and with great power comes a great salary! This career field is growing, with more than 100 job openings each year, and a pay range of $60,000+ annually.

The 8 steps to joining the Consumers Energy Lineworker Pre-Apprentice Training Program:

  1. Enroll in the MCC EMPOWER program.
  2. Take the four foundational bundle courses at MCC:
    • Energy Industry Fundamentals
    • Industrial Safety
    • Basic Electricity
    • Linework Physical Fitness
  3. Attend a Consumers Energy information session.
  4. Complete an online profile for the EMPOWER program through Consumers Energy.
  5. Submit current driving record and complete drug screening.
  6. Attend two Consumers Energy climbing clinics. Must be 18 or older.
  7. Attend and pass a Consumers Energy three-day orientation.
  8. Attend and pass a Consumers Energy 11-week climb school.

*Completion of this program does not guarantee employment with Consumers Energy.