Simply put, a Power Line Worker specializes in working individually or often in teams to install and fix cables and wires. These careers are great for people who love working outdoors, in challenging environments, and taking on tasks that require skill and precision. Better yet, individuals with this certification are in-demand for jobs all across the state!

Programs for the Power Line Worker Credential generally span about 11 weeks. After completing the course, you will be certified in areas such as Commercial Driving, VDOT Traffic control, NCEER Power Line Worker (Level 1), and more.

Want more information on this credential? Southside Virginia Community College has a great resource page on this program. The Power Line Worker Credential is also offered at schools such as Wytheville and Mountain Empire Community College.

Once you’ve enrolled in one of VA Ready’s approved credential programs such as this, come back to here and sign up to become a VA Ready Scholar.

What is FastForward?

FastForward is a short-term, low-cost workforce credential grant program to train Virginians for top, in-demand jobs across the Commonwealth. FastForward covers ⅔ of the cost of tuition for a wide range of credential programs offered through Virginia’s Community Colleges.

Most FastForward programs take between six and 12 weeks and are built so students can get their education quickly. FastForward helps students gain the skills they need quickly and affordably, while creating more opportunity for their future.