Overhead Courses, Now Available Online at MEA’s ElectricU.org

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MEA is proud to announce the release of 13 overhead distribution training courses. The courses are part of ElectricU.org, an online university for those in electric distribution. With this release, ElectricU subscribers will have access to 77 of the planned 130 Electric courses.

MEA is proud to announce the release of 13 overhead distribution training courses. The courses are part of ElectricU.org, an online university for those in electric distribution. With this release, ElectricU subscribers will have access to 77 of the planned 130 Electric courses.

Here is a list of some of the 13 overhead distribution courses:

  •     Climbing Basics – Wood Poles
  •     Distribution Poles and Pole Equipment
  •     Splicing and Tapping Overhead Conductors and Services
  •     Glove and Hot Stick Use on Live Overhead Distribution Lines
  •     Install Pole-top Equipment on Energized Primary Distribution Circuits
  •     Pole Mounted Transformer Basics
  •     Routine Inspection of Overhead Distribution Line Equipment
  •     Overhead Systems General Troubleshooting

The courses are accessed via the internet or from a company’s intranet. In addition, course content can be presented in a traditional classroom setting with a laptop and LCD projector in a group session to review and discuss proper procedures. Courses are assigned, delivered, and tracked using either MEA’s or a company’s own learning management system (LMS). Every course offers a pre- and post-course knowledge test and recordkeeping feature. In addition, most courses have one or more Performance Evaluation Forms (PEF). The PEFs are designed for use in simulated hands-on training to determine if an individual has the knowledge and skills to perform a particular task. Courses are AICC and SCORM compliant.

The ElectricU materials can be used to complement a utility’s or contractor company’s existing apprentice and journeyman training programs and provide updated, industry-consensus learning at a fraction of the cost of classroom training.

MEA continues to work on the next series of courses, Underground Systems and Components and Substation.

Interested utilities, contractors, schools, and unions can obtain more information by visiting http://www.ElectricU.org or by contacting John Gann at (651) 289-9600 x105; johng(at)midwestenergy(dot)org.

About MEA:
MEA serves the people that deliver electricity and natural gas to homes and business. MEA (Midwest ENERGY Association) was founded as a trade association over 100 years ago by distribution utilities, whose vision was to improve safety and efficiency. Today, utility companies around the globe benefit from MEA's industry learning seminars, operations summits, and other events. Members collaborated to develop EnergyU, the world's premier online training and testing system for gas and electric distribution utilities.

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