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Participants sought for Ameren pre-apprenticeship training program

Resumes now are being accepted for Ameren Missouri’s no-cost pre-apprenticeship training program that begins March 21 at St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley campus, 3400 Pershall Road.

Training  will be conducted weekday evenings and during the day on Saturdays for five weeks. Individuals must be available 5-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. every Saturday between March 21 and April 25.

Training includes utility pole climbing skills, and review of basic skills covered on Ameren’s pre-employment test. Participants should enjoy a physical challenge, like working outdoors and have no fear of heights. Upon successful completion of the program, participants take Ameren’s pre-employment screening test. No training on working with electricity is covered in this program, which is designed solely for possible entry into an Ameren line worker apprenticeship.

Nationwide, as many as 18,300 new electrical line workers will be needed by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The utility industry employed 249,400 line workers in 2012. In May 2012, the median annual wage for electrical power-line installers and repairers was $63,250.

Up to 30 participants will be selected for the training. The selection process will include attending an information session, a brief interview and WorkKeys tests.

To be considered for this program, submit a resume by email as a Word document or .pdf attachment by Jan. 31 to wsglineworker@stlcc.edu.

Individuals also may send questions to the email address noted above; however, due to the volume of emails it may take a few days to receive a reply to a question.

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