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Mountain Institute to train electrical line workers

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Students at the Mountain Institute JTED, beginning this year, will be able to train as electrical line workers.

Courtesy photo<br> Students at the Mountain Institute JTED, beginning this year, will be able to train as electrical line workers.

Mountain Institute JTED (MIJTED) is has announced the addition of a new program for the 2014-15 school year, in partnership with Yavapai College. "Electrical Line Worker" is a two-year program in which students will have the opportunity to earn as many as six high-school credits and up to 18 Yavapai College credits, along with an OSHA 10 certification.

Students will receive instruction in the areas of: safety practices and procedures; basic principles of AC and DC electricity; the components necessary to build DC circuits; structure and function of transformers; and energy utilization and conservation in the electrical power industry.

Students also will receive hands-on training in the industry's standard tools, techniques, and equipment. For example, they will learn how to climb utility poles, how to set poles manually or with machinery, and how to tie the range of knots that are used in the industry.

This new program will be available to MIJTED students this fall. Classes will be at Yavapai College's Chino Valley Agribusiness and Science campus, 2275 Old Home Manor Drive.

Mountain Institute, one of 13 Arizona JTEDs (Joint Technical Education Districts), serves high-school eligible students in western Yavapai County, including public, private, charter, home school, and accommodation school students. Education partners include Yavapai College, and the following Unified School Districts: Ash Fork, Bagdad, Chino Valley, Humboldt, Mayer, Prescott, and Seligman.

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