Acquire the right training before you choose to work with Electricity

8 months ago
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NALTC, North American Lineman Training Center empowers aspiring electricity and communications line workers with the necessary knowledge they need to create the ideal working environment that is safe, and operations are carried out according to standard.


The founder and an instructor at NALTC, Gary Roberts, after working for forty-three years as a Journeyman Lineman, figured that the need for quality trained linemen was in high demand. So, he decided to begin using his experience and skill in the field which he had worked on for a very long time to start training apprentice linemen who desire to pursue a career at the lineman school, NALTC.

The story behind the foundation of the school tells you how much passion and efforts are being invested to produce quality linemen who will go on to lead remarkable careers.

NALTC staff

The staff at NALTC is made up of instructors and professionals who share in the founder’s belief and are working hard to maintaining a hands-on approach to providing the best knowledge available in the industry to students in the classroom as well as when in the field.

Andy McComas, a graduate of Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas, is the Institutional director at NALTC. Rick C. Wolfe, is the Chief Instructor at NALTC and a graduate of the University of Memphis, where got his business degree.

Robin Tatum is an instructor and is originally from Tennessee. He has over seven years’ experience in transmission line work and another thirteen years in maintenance as well as new construction while working with some of the most significant and highly reputable companies in the industry.

Gary Roberts is the founder and also an instructor at NALTC. He employed the school’s Pre-Apprentice Lineworker class in the year 2008. Apart from the instructors, NALTC also has other employees in the student and administrative section of the company.

Where is NALTC?

The Lineman school, NALTC, is located in the rural part of Tennessee, fifty miles west to Nashville and 160 miles east to Memphis. The surrounding is beautiful and hilly. The surrounding communities are welcoming, and students can tour the area to experience the abundance of nature in the environment.

Nashville is also the home for country music, and students can always go into the town to enjoy good music and relate to the beautiful people in the community.

Learning as an apprentice lineman at NALTC

There are funding opportunities from several organizations which students who qualify for them can apply for and begin enjoying the privilege and opportunity to learn from experienced veterans in the industry.

Accommodation is also available for the length of the training program at select fees depending on your choice of housing. Most of the housing units are fully furnished, thus making the whole process more stress-free and easy for students to settle in and begin focusing on the main agenda of the training program.

 The books and equipment for the training period will be issued to the students as part of the enrollment package, including boots, and a list of tools on their catalog. For more information on how to join 2018, January session, search “NALTC” a find out all you need to know.

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