July 14, 2021

New training facility supports power industry apprentices

Employees opening a new training facility that supports power apprentices.

Michels Power, Inc. is proud to support the future of the electrical power industry and the dedicated people working in it by contributing to the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (JATC) new Missouri Valley Line Constructors Apprenticeship and Training facility in Indianola, IA.

The facility is a regional hub for substation tech and line workers from Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, and Minnesota.

Michels Power, Inc. is honored to have a classroom named on its behalf at the state-of-the-art facility. Currently, Michels Power has 52 line worker apprentices and three substation apprentices from the Missouri Valley JATC and about 50 from regional JATCs throughout the United States.

Vice President Troy Schneider is a member of the Missouri Valley JATC Board of Directors. Transmission and Distribution Regional Manager Gregg Stiteley and Special Projects General Manager Miles Shaw are on subcommittees. In addition, Michels is substantially involved in the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and IBEW, which make up the JATC.

JATC programs provide apprentices with thousands of hours of classroom and field training and mentorship to prepare them for safe, meaningful, highly sought after careers in energy infrastructure.

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