Transmission Program

Learn More About the ALBAT Transmission Technician Apprenticeship Program

Throughout their apprenticeship, Apprentices in the American Line Builders Apprenticeship Training (ALBAT) program are able to earn while they learn, meaning that they get paid while having on-the-job experience in their field of study.

While working toward completing their ALBAT apprenticeship, students are required to attend mandatory related training classes, complete course material and attend several certification and qualification training courses. The training they receive enhance their opportunity for success in the outside electrical construction industry.

Transmission Technicians deal directly with all aspects of transmission work.

Transmission Technician Apprentice will develop skills through employment in the following areas:


Installing foundations and grillage type footing, all digging, rebar construction, utility location, grade computations, and forming and pouring and finishing on concrete installations

Pole Setting and Framing

Digging, setting to proper depth and framing of wood type structures, guying and grounding

Stringing of Conductor

Stringing of conductor, both bundles and single along with splicing of conductor

Clipping In and Termination Conductor

Clipping in conductor, insulator supports on both wood and steel structures, dead end/termination of conductors

Steel Layout, Pre Assembly and Erection of Steel

Steel layout in preassembly area and erection of steel structures including shake down, final torque of fasteners, installation of insulators and wire stringing rollers and equipment

The American Line Builders Apprenticeship Training (ALBAT) program is a cooperative labor-management training program funded and administered by American Line Builders Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Fourth and Sixth Districts. In the IBEW Fourth District, ALBAT performs the training for Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia. ALBAT serves the IBEW Sixth District in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.

ALBAT’s advantage as an apprenticeship provides the opportunity for individuals seeking highly-skilled, high-paying jobs and for employers seeking to build a qualified workforce. Our programs are built on providing flexible training that combines job-related technical instruction with structured on-the-job learning experiences. We are proud to train the top electricians in the following programs: Cable Splicing, Outside Line, Substation, Traffic Signal, Transmission, and URD (Underground Residential Distribution).