Hand on Light BulbElectricU


A comprehensive curriculum designed to standardize and modernize lineworker training for utilities, contractors, unions and schools.

Are you interested?

Reasons for the project:

  1. Members are facing shortages of qualified personnel and are partnering with vocational schools to identify and train prospective workers. The MEA project will provide an industry consensus content system that members can share with vocational schools that will help insure new hires are better prepared to perform common tasks when they graduate.
  2. Escalating training costs and fewer experienced trainers are pushing members to use on-line learning in a mix with classroom/hands on. The MEA project will eliminate the need for vendor and self-built content that is often too expensive or provides inconsistent training, evaluation, and re-evaluation of employees.
  3. Members face potential regulatory pressure to re-train, refresh, or at least verify the competencies of employees already on the job. They want to avoid mandates from regulators that are expensive and rigid. The MEA project will provide a consensus-based, consistent set of written and hands-on evaluations and refresher training materials.

Do you use outside vendors for your training materials? At what cost? Is the material customizable?

ElectricU delivers:

  • Industry-consensus content organized into identified task sequences for lineman and underground construction and maintenance employees
  • Knowledge tests and performance evaluations
  • Customization rights; customization that can be done by you

Do you work with vocational schools? Does their content match yours? Does it match the rest of the industry? 

Project Deployment

An ElectricU Steering Committee provides overall project guidance and high-level review. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) assist with course content, review course development, and provide input to an underlying Job and Task Analysis. Finally, utilities may be interested in providing Course Developers to aid in developing actual courses. These Project Developers will be trained to develop courses which will provide the host company with that valuable in-house expertise for future course customization.

Are you interested now?

Curriculum l Overview l Demo and More Information l Sample Performance Evaluation Form (PEF)


Participating Organizations

Ameren l City Utilities of Springfield | City Water, Light & Power l Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), An Exelon Company l Consumers Energy l DTE Energy l Kansas City Power & Light l Madison Gas & Electric Company l Michels Power l Midwest Energy, Inc. l NiSource, Inc. l Omaha Public Power District l Quality Contracting l Utility Workers Union of America l Marshfield Utilities l Vectren l We Energies I City Water, Light & Power I Montana-Dakota Utilities

How Much Does It Cost?

The cost to access the materials depends on membership status and number of users of the materials. Contact John Gann or Tom Jackson for more information.

Are You A Community College or Vo-Tech?

MEA has established a Partners in Education program to deliver these materials to you for use in your educational programs.

ElectricU Contact: John Gann (651) 289-9600 x105
MEA Membership Contact: Tom Jackson (651) 289-9600 x112

2119 Cliff Drive :: Eagan, MN 55122-3327 :: p. (651) 289-9600 :: f. (651) 289-9601