VOLTA TREE is a non-profit association designed to systematically train workers for the outside electrical tree trimming industry, preparing workers to enter the Outside Line industry with the basic knowledge of electrical systems, tree climbing, rigging, chainsaws, and safety to satisfy initial employment requirements. Job skills learned will prepare students for positions as: Power line clearance, tree trimming and apprenticeship positions. VOLTA TREE has a balanced mixture of hands-on outside skills and classroom time over a six week – two hundred and forty-hour, fast paced course.
The students take weekly tests over course material covered plus climbing competency tests and final exams. The minimum passing score is an 80% overall average. VOLTA TREE is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Training Program.
This entry-level program provides industry knowledge to an ever-expanding work force. Encompassing a broad range of industry specific training labs and general arborist education in the classroom. We believe a combination of the two coupled with industry leading instructors, we can prepare our next generation of Power Line Clearance Climbers for a long and profitable career in the trade.
An entry level training program will educate and train students in basic power line tree trimming skills and knowledge. Readying them for success as they progress toward apprenticeship and journeyman status in the power line clearance and tree trimming industry.
Questions And Answers
Question: How long is VOLTA Tree?
Answer: VOLTA Tree is a 6 week, Monday – Friday, 8 hours a day.
Question: How many sessions are offered a year?
Answer: VOLTA Tree offers three sessions a year, April, July, August
Question: How many students are accepted into the program?
Answer: VOLTA accepts 20 students per session.
Question: Where is VOLTA Tree currently located?
Answer: VOLTA Tree is currently located in Vancouver, Washington.
Question: What is the current cost of VOLTA Tree?
Answer: Current cost is $3,500, 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 Tree.
Question: How do most students pay for VOLTA Tree?
Answer: Students can find scholarships through community colleges, local organizations and utility companies. They can also get personal loans through credit unions.