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ECG Institute For Utility Training

The ECG Institute is a combination of ECG’s Powerline School, Training and Safety, and Member Training Courses (soft skills) that focus on the entire developmental process of a Utility Professional.

We strategically designed courses to advance attendees through their careers. The suggested career path utilizes classroom, home study, and on-the-job training. The Career Progression Model illustrates an achievement path allowing your organization to evaluate the employee’s growth and aptitude for advancement.

The ECG Training and Safety and the Powerline School training is held at our two Georgia Training Centers, one in Adel and the other one in Newnan. Each facility is well equipped with a large classroom, underground resources, and an expansive pole yard to provide both in-class and field training to our students.

Our explicitly designed Soft Skills Programs maximize the skill set of public power personnel to become influential twenty-first-century leaders. Attendees can expect to develop competencies that will enhance their professional development in leadership, communication, excellent customer service, and problem-solving, to name a few. A list of our current classes is listed below.


Given the current workforce challenges, employers have found it difficult to acquire the required skillsets needed to improve and maintain daily operations. To help our members with these challenges, we thought it best to offer technical and soft skill courses that will upskill and reskill utility professionals through industry-related courses. Please take a few moments to take our ECG Member Training Survey.

Click the following link to view/download the FY24 Powerline School Calendar of Events

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Kelsey Bennett

Administrative Assistant, Training & Safety

Kelsey Bennett

Upcoming Events

April 2024

Overhead Hotline School Class 10


ECG’s Overhead Hotline School is designed to give linemen and Apprentice Lineworker Program graduates additional training. The program is simulated energized and at no time will students handle energized conductors. The school’s focus is to train students… read more

April 2024

ECG Board Meeting


The April ECG Board Meeting will be held at the MEAG Power Transmission Training Facility. This meeting will also be available via Zoom; information is attached. ECG Board meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month at the MEAG Training Facility… read more

May 2024

GA Lineman's Rodeo


The Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo Association (GLRA) is a non-profit organization incorporated under the laws of the State of Georgia. The purpose of the association is to support and conduct an annual Linemen’s Rodeo, to maintain a focus on safety, training,… read more

May 2024

Apprentice Class 62C


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