VOLTA TRAINING ACADEMY
The Vocational Outside Line Training Academy has grown from the success of the outside line industry’s principal training organization in the Pacific Northwest. The NW Line JATC, was formed in 1957. It provides comprehensive training for experienced line workers who are advancing toward their outside electrical construction industry Journeyman status.
This entry-level lineworker program prepares workers to enter the Outside Line industry with the basic knowledge of electrical systems, equipment, and safety to satisfy initial employment requirements. Employment skills learned will prepare students for power lineworker, power line clearance, and power ground worker positions.
VOLTA is licensed through the State of Oregon’s Department of Education as a private, non-profit vocational training school.
VOLTA encourages anyone who is interested in learning a high-paying skilled trade to apply. The program focuses on skills for the new worker and for the experienced worker who is changing occupations.
The VOLTA program is staffed by instructors who are Journeyman level workers, active in the industry. You learn from those who have firsthand experience-people who are “hands-on” with dozens of years in the field.
VOLTA offers students a solid, initial career step with multiple opportunities to pursue in the Outside Electrical Industry. Class content addresses both the need for electrical line workers and the need for related and ancillary workers. This includes such skilled and semi-skilled positions as:
- Line & Tree Crew helpers
- Apprentice Tree Trimmers
- Apprentice Lineworkers
- Equipment Operators for Digger/Derricks, Cranes, Backhoes
At VOLTA, students will also have an overview of the indoor segment of commercial and residential electrical work and those opportunities. Additionally, you’ll learn the rules of the electrical industry. As you seek employment and develop advanced skills on the job, VOLTA graduates will know what to expect from a registered apprenticeship program that is sponsored by a professional contractor.
Questions And Answers
Question: How long is VOLTA?
Answer: VOLTA is a 10 week, typically Monday – Thursday 10 hours a day.
Question: How many sessions are offered a year?
Answer: VOLTA offers three sessions a year, Spring, Summer, and Fall (April, July, October)
Question: How many students are accepted into the program?
Answer: VOLTA accepts 32 students per session.
Question: Where is VOLTA currently located?
Answer: VOLTA is currently located in Warrenton, Oregon at the Camp Rilea Military base, between Seaside and Astoria on the Oregon coast.
Question: What is the current cost of VOLTA?
Answer: Current cost is $8,500, students are also responsible for their tools and lodging.
Question: Is there financial aid available?
Answer: Currently there is no financial aid available for VOLTA.
Question: How do most students pay for VOLTA?
Answer: Students can find scholarships through community colleges, local organizations and utility companies. They can also get personal loans through credit unions.