Learn More About the ALBAT URD (Underground Residential Distribution) 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.
Underground Residential Distribution (URD)Technicians construct and maintain URD systems.
URD Technician Apprentice will develop skills through employment in the following areas:
Cable, conduit, padmount transformers, termination, splicing, trenching and shoring
URD cable, transformer pedestal and electrical equipment
Locating faults, restoring service, testing conductors and joints, switching and grounding
Operation of: backhoe, trencher, directional boring machine, vibrating plow, and forklift