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Get started with an exciting career as a lineworker!

The utility industry is experiencing tremendous growth in meeting and serving the energy demands of homeowners, businesses and municipalities across CT. There is a high demand for skilled resources to construct, maintain and service the electric infrastructure. CT State Capital is partnering with Eversource Energy and IBEW Locals 420 and 457 to deliver this lineworker certificate program, which has been specifically designed to help develop the future workforce needed in this exciting field.

In this course, you will develop the fundamental skills required to effectively install and maintain the electric distribution system, including the safe and effective use of common tools and equipment. Additionally, you’ll build a strong working knowledge of accepted industry practices. Upon completion of the program, you will be ready for entry-level employment as a line helper apprentice and will earn OSHA 10 Construction certification and Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED certification.

Admissions Process

  • This is a selective admissions program. The application period is currently closed. Complete this form to join the mailing list for this program.

    Eversource’s Lineworker Certificate Program is a selective admissions program. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as it will be a rolling acceptance.

    1. Submit your application to the campus. This includes an application and copies of your transcripts for High School Diploma/GED (a college transcript can be used instead) and driver’s license. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be notified of next steps. The application is located below.
    2. Upon application acceptance by CT State, your information will be forwarded to Eversource and you will be scheduled for an evaluation at the Eversource training facility on your ability to climb heights safely and an in-person interview at the Eversource facility.
    3. If recommended, you will be scheduled for the Construction and Skilled Trade (CAST) test.
      • Practice test is strongly recommended. To access the practice test, go to EEI’s website and enter “eversource” as the name and “test” for the password.
    4. Receive a conditional acceptance into the program, pending a background check and drug screen.

CAST Testing

The CAST test is required for admittance to the program. Practice is strongly recommended.

To access the practice test, go to EEI’s website and enter “eversource” as the name and “test” for the password.

In This Course You'll Learn To:

  • demonstrate proper first aid and CPR techniques

  • describe relevant OSHA regulations for workplace safety

  • classify and compare the different components of the power industry

  • explain the fundamentals of applied electricity and electric circuits

  • calculate various electrical and power equations

  • identify proper personal protective equipment and work site set up to ensure worker safety

  • employ proper safety equipment and precautions when climbing poles

  • identify pole-top construction and conductor. types, sizes, and ratings

  • interpret and apply overhead design principles and construction standards

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • GED or high school diploma (transcripts required)

  • A copy of your driver’s license

  • Ability to work at heights in nearly all-weather conditions

  • Must pass agility test, interview, the Construction and Skilled Trade (CAST) test, background check and drug screen

  • Must have a computer/laptop and access to the internet as many classes will be held virtually

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