Apprenticeship Program

Earn While You Learn

The PLH Group Apprenticeship Program launched in 2012, and Air2 was one of the first participating PLH Group companies. In fact, two Air2 employees were the first-ever graduates of the program, receiving their U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Journeyman certification in 2014.

Air2 employees who take part in the Apprenticeship Program do so as line maintainers. Focus areas include elevated work, transmission, transformers, hot line work, power delivery equipment and crew leadership — all with special emphasis on safety and protection. Successful completion of the program requires 2,000 hours of documented on-the-job training plus 144 hours of classroom education at Northwest Lineman College in Denton, Texas, each year for a total of four years.

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Apprenticeship Program?

VA Registration

The PLH Group Apprenticeship Program is registered with the Texas Veterans Commission.

Please contact the VA to determine your eligibility for VA education benefits.

Nationally Recognized Success

In 2015, the U.S. DOL created the ApprenticeshipUSA initiative with the goal of creating more apprenticeship opportunities to:

  1. give American workers the chance to earn higher-paying jobs, even if they don’t have a higher education; and
  2. build the strong pipeline of skilled workers that American companies need to be competitive in today’s global economy.

Based on the demonstrated success of the PLH Group Apprenticeship Program, PLH was chosen to participate in the ApprenticeshipUSA LEADER program and to attend a two-day kick-off meeting in Washington, DC, in September 2015, including a Summit at the White House, followed by a Congressional event on Capitol Hill.

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