Goehring named ‘Outstanding Apprentice’
Each year, the North Dakota Rural Electric Cooperative Managers’ Association recognizes a graduating apprentice lineworker for outstanding academic achievements and on-the-job performance, in completing his apprenticeship training. This recognition is based on final academic test scores and an evaluation by his supervisor and co-workers. The academic scores count for 70 percent and the supervisor/co-worker evaluations count for 30 percent of the total score.
The Apprentice Training and Safety program is administered by the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives. This four-year program is approved by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and sponsored by the co-op, which covers the costs of the program.
Apprentices must have 8,000 hours of supervised training on poles, tower and construction; line hardware and framing; overhead conductors; tools and equipment; transformers; oil circuit reclosers, regulators and capacitors; metering and instrument transformers; rolling stock; engineering; records; safety meetings; hot-line maintenance; troubleshooting; underground; substations; lighting; and service. All apprentices are required to take and pass a series of tests throughout their coursework.
The North Dakota Rural Electric Cooperative Managers’ Association is proud to recognize Jesse Goehring of Capital Electric Cooperative for his outstanding performance in completing his apprenticeship in the trade of electric line maintainer. Goehring completed his bookwork and hours of training in October, when he reached journeyman status.
Congratulations, Jesse, on this career milestone achievement.
PHOTO Capital Electric Journeyman Lineman Jesse Goehring (center) accepted the Outstanding Apprentice award from the NDAREC safety services team including, from left: Steve Homes, Christina Roemmich, James Neether and Jeff Tweten.