Full scholarships for new Line Worker Training Program

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We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve joined forces with Hillsborough Community College (HCC) to create something awesome for our communities – the new Electrical Line Worker Training Program. The program will be a game-changer for those looking to kickstart their careers in the electric utility industry. 

Dr. Deborah Kish, the HCC Brandon campus president, said Tampa Electric’s support, both financially and as a program advisor, is “absolutely crucial for us to provide this vital training." 

Qualifying students will have the opportunity to learn fundamental skills needed to become a line worker trainee in the electric utility industry. Tampa Electric initially pledged more than $300,000 for scholarships and program equipment through our Workforce Development Fund. This means more folks who couldn't afford this training before can now pursue their dreams by taking advantage of our scholarship support. 

The program is a four-month journey packed with 420 hours of training. Once completed, students will earn certifications in OSHA 10-hour, Bucket Truck Rescue, CPR & Automated External Defibrillator use,  Pole-Top Rescue, and First Aid.  

After successfully completing the program, students are encouraged to interview with Tampa Electric for an entry-level electrical line worker position or other opportunities.  

Tampa Electric's president and CEO, Archie Collins said: “We rely on skilled line workers to safely and reliably maintain our electrical grid – and to engage with our customers in the community. This program will help to diversify the pool of candidates that we draw from to sustain our team of line workers into the future.” 

 The program is scheduled to begin in fall 2023.  

If you or someone you know would like to take charge of their future and join this program, visit the Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education website to get all the information you need to apply.