Powerline Technician « Regina Trades & Skills Centre

Powerline Technician

8 weeks

April 29 - June 21, 2024

Powerline Technician

8 weeks
April 29 - June 21, 2024

Registration closes:
April 8th, 2024 @ 12:00pm
Information session:
April 8th, 2024 @ 10:00am

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Regina Trades & Skills Centre offers an entry level Powerline Technician course. The program will provide students with the basic fundamental knowledge and practical skills needed to gain employment in the Powerline industry.  This industry and training requires a high level of physical fitness for the trade, including working at heights, comfort and agility.  
You will learn about hand and power tools, materials, equipment, pole climbing, rigging and more. You will learn all skills needed to secure entry level employment in this industry.


  • MUST BE A CANADIAN CITIZEN OR A PERMANENT RESIDENT TO APPLY - SATCC requirements for apprenticeship                                                                         
  • Grade 12 Recommended (Apprenticeship requirements are Grade 11 Math and Grade 11 Science)
  • A Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check may be required by your work placement
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License required
  • Compliance to RTSC’s fit for duty policy
  • English Language Requirement
  • For more selection criteria, please visit rtsc.org/why-train-with-us

Areas of Study

  • Safety Construction Orientation Training (SCOT) & Construction Site Safety
  • Rights & Responsibilities/WHMIS/Fall Protection
  • Aerial Platform Awareness
  • Introduction to Transmission & Distribution Systems
  • Trades Mathematics/Hand & Power Tools
  • Work Standards & Practices
  • Electrical Theory
  • Pole Climbing (Pole Testing for Safe Climbing)
  • Rigging/Hoisting & Lifting
  • Work Placement


The next step in the application process is to attend an in-person interactive information session on Monday, April 8th, 2024 @ 10:00 am.

RTSC has made a change to the information session process for this course.  We are now conducting an IN-PERSON INTERACTIVE Information session at 1275 Albert St.  This is at the RTSC Building on Albert St. & 7th Ave N.

It will be approximately 3 hours in length and will include the following stations:

  • A short Presentation
  • A ladder climbing station
  • A drilling into a pole station
  • Math Competency
  • Knot Tying station (following directions)

You must attend this information session to remain eligible for this course!  Please arrive 10-15 minutes early

Please bring with you:

  • Wear long pants (jeans or cargo pants is fine)
  • A shirt with sleeves
  • Closed toe shoes
  • A water bottle

Those selected from this session will be assigned an in-person interview to follow on Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11. Any questions or concerns, please email info@rtsc.org or call 306-337-0533

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"It was an amazing experience, I loved the way they do everything. It is so well organized and put together. This is a great learning curve for people with zero to no experience. I loved the course, overall it was the best experience I've had learning since I was a child. I would strongly recommend taking the courses offered by RTSC. It's free, they pay you and pay for all the certifications required for your job placement at the end. I rate the experience at RTSC 10/10."

Darcy D Commercial Concrete

"It is a very good program in that it helps you to gain entry into the industry. You are basically given the expectations and sent on your way which is good. The skills are not so much what you can do. You are drilled on the four pillars so you can get a job and keep it. As you stay in the job your skill development."

Verdayne S Steel Studs & Drywall

"Overall, I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to get a trade; especially if you don't know where to start or how to go about it. This course will provide oneself with the basic fundamental trades & skills that one needs to start their career, build their confidence, learn the hard skills and gain the ability to grasp the concepts. I would definitely recommend RTSC to anyone who wants a trade."

Christopher L Painting

I just wanted to reach out & send a huge thank you to all. Since being in the childcare class back in 2021, I have completed my level TWO, And actively taking my level 3 classes to complete my diploma, I am still at the centre I did my work placement at and was promoted to supervisor last week. So, thanks again RTSC!

Alanna Child Care Educator

The pillars of success we learned at the RTSC are being noticed by my employer, and I have been rewarded for following them. At the end of my three month probation period, the Superintendent at the site I am currently working on wanted to increase my wage to $25/hour. We are working mostly 10 hour days with the odd 8 here and there, and I have been back on the site on weekends to refuel and maintain heaters for concrete on weekends. I absolutely love my job and could not be happier with the results of my work placement from RTSC. I will be starting my first year schooling on the way to journeyman as soon as I have accumulated enough hours. Thank you RTSC!

Kaleb H Carpentry