Training & Safety

Train and certify electric utility employees through the ECG Institute for Utility Training, offering various safety programs, ECG’s U.S. Department of Labor Certified Apprenticeship Program (3yrs), and Soft Skills Training. Some topics and training include:

  • Hot Work
  • First Aid /CPR
  • DOT Flagging
  • Accident Investigation
  • Tools for training elected officials and Staff to become effective twenty-first-century Leaders
  • Programs to help personnel flourish
  • Other industry-specific workshops

Safety Meetings are conveniently offered at member utility facilities ten months each year. They offer a collection of safety and training topics specific to the electric utility employee. Safety meetings are conducted by experienced journeymen linemen with decades of hands-on experience in the field. Each program is interactive, professional, and meets all regulatory requirements.

If you have any registration questions about the Training and Safety Classes, please contact Kelsey Bennett, Administrative Assistant for Training & Safety.

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Jon Beasley

Vice President, Training & Safety

Jon Beasley

Upcoming Events

December 2023

ECG Annual Meeting


The ECG Annual Meeting is designed to allow ECG Members, Utility Professionals, City Officials, Industry Experts, and Partners to network, get updates on industry-related topics, and discuss individual community needs and solutions. The diverse professional… read more

December 2023

Apprentice Class 63B


ECG’s Powerline Workers Apprenticeship Program is a three-year certification designed to enhance utility employees’ knowledge and skills in this field. Powerline workers are responsible for building, improving, and maintaining the poles and wires that… read more

December 2023

Advanced Lineworker Program Module 4


ECG’s One-Year Advanced Lineworker Program is designed to build on the knowledge and skills lineworkers already possess. It is the next step in developing your Lineworker. The class will be from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm each day Four Modules MODULE… read more

January 2024

Groundman School 13


ECG’s Groundman Certificate Program offers the opportunity to attain the skills necessaryto become an Apprentice Lineworker. The program provides related technical instruction forconstructing, maintaining, and repairing the transmission and distribution… read more