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Power Line Technician

Power Line Technician Orientation

Cost: FREE

Powerline Technician Orientation Applicants interested in the Powerline Technician program must attend an orientation/information session and subsequent interview process. Please note applicants will not undergo a physical test at the Orientation but will discuss their physical ability during the interview process. No prior line experience is necessary. Women are strongly encouraged to consider a career as a Powerline Technician. Please note that only a limited number of program seats are available. Not all eligible candidates will be admitted. 

The Zoom link for the January 11, 2024 Orientation will be emailed out a week before the orientation, please check your spam folder. If you did not receive anything by January 9, please email industryservices@ufv.ca 


Delivery method: Online with scheduled meeting times

January 11 | 20343, 1 session, Thursday, 7-8pm PST. Make sure your personal email is up to date on file. The Zoom link for this session will be sent out the week prior to the orientation.

All applicants interested in attending the April 2024 program should register for this session - call 604.854.4501.

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register
Powerline Technician Program

Cost: $12950 Tuition + $3,850 for program fees
Prerequisite: Powerline Technician Orientation.

Powerline Technicians construct, maintain and repair the overhead and underground electrical power transmission and distribution systems that make up the electrical power grid. This twelve-week program prepares you for entry into the electrical high voltage industry. Get hands-on training to learn how to put up and maintain electrical poles, towers, and guy wires as well as install or repair the live-line wiring and other components required to connect power distribution and transmission networks. In order to qualify, you must attend a mandatory orientation. 

Visit ufv.ca/powerlinetech for additional details, including entrance requirements, additional costs, and program outline.


Chilliwack —Trades and Technology Centre

Delivery method: In-class

Chilliwack campus — Canada Education Park

Spring 2024

Dates to be released soon. 

To apply for this program, you must attend the online orientation January 11, 2024. 

Call 604-854-4501 to register. 

Phone 1-888-823-8734 and select option 1 to register

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