Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Capital Community College
Capital Community College Partners with Eversource Energy and IBEW Locals 420 and 457 on a New Lineworker Certificate Program
Hartford, CT., March 17, 2021 – Capital Community College announces a new educational partnership with Eversource Energy and The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Locals 420 and 457. The Eversource Lineworker Certificate Program is an 11-week course developed to prepare individuals for a career as a Lineworker.
“Capital is thrilled about our new partnership with Eversource. We are committed to providing all of our students access to a wide range of educational and training opportunities that will prepare them for well-paying, in-demand jobs. Eversource’s Lineworker Certificate Program aligns perfectly with that mission,” said Capital’s CEO Dr. G. Duncan Harris.
Classes begin on June 1 and are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and six select Saturdays. Classes will be a blended approach of virtual instructor-led training and in-person, hands-on training at the Eversource outdoor training complex. Upon successful completion of the program graduates will be eligible to apply for entry-level Line Helper positions.
“This partnership demonstrates Eversource’s commitment to securing highly-skilled, local workers to build a safe and reliable electric system,” said Don Boudreau, Vice President of Electric Field Operations in Connecticut. “There continues to be a need for qualified workers. Eversource’s Lineworker Certificate Program in Connecticut will help meet the need for skilled Lineworkers who are trained and understand the technologies that integrate with service for residential, commercial, and industrial customers.”
The application deadline for the program is March 31. Tuition is $2,400 plus the cost of the required Fire Retardant (FR) clothing and boots. Specialized payment arrangements are available for those in need and scholarships may be available for qualified applicants.
Capital and Eversource will be hosting joint virtual information sessions on the following dates:
March 18, 5:00 pm
March 25, 5:00 pm
Capital Community College is an urban, two-year institution enrolling more than 3,000 students in Connecticut’s capital city. The college offers 60 academic programs in accredited studies preparing students for associate degrees, certificates, and transfer, while its non-credit offerings prepare students for the immediate needs of the Connecticut workforce. Capital, one of New England’s most diverse campuses, was the first college in Connecticut to be designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The Capital Community College experience revolves around its historic eleven-story, Art Deco building in the heart of downtown Hartford, which offers unprecedented access to the city’s cultural and employment offerings.
Eversource (NYSE: ES), celebrated as a national leader for its corporate citizenship, is the #1 energy company in Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for 2020 and recognized as one of America’s Most JUST Companies. Eversource transmits and delivers electricity to 1.27 million customers in 149 cities and towns, provides natural gas to 246,000 customers in 74 communities, and supplies water to approximately 216,000 customers in 52 communities across Connecticut. Eversource harnesses the commitment of approximately 9,000 employees across three states to build a single, united company around the mission of safely delivering reliable energy and water with superior customer service. The #1 energy efficiency provider in the nation, the company is empowering a clean energy future in the Northeast, with nationally-recognized energy efficiency solutions and successful programs to integrate new clean energy resources like solar, offshore wind, electric vehicles and battery storage, into the electric system. For more information, please visit eversource.com, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. For more information on our water services, visit aquarionwater.com.