Gilles Huegi- Line Program Case Study

July 11, 2023 Accelerate Montana Team

"My last career was running stale for me.  I looked at this career.  I wanted to be back outside, be in the sunshine, and line work seemed like a great option for me to do.  Plus, it's great benefits and good pay. and I just wanted to do something better so my family could prosper."

One of the most appealing aspects of being a lineman is the opportunity to work outside. Say goodbye to stuffy office cubicles and hello to breathtaking Montana landscapes as you climb poles and traverse power lines. The thrill of working at great heights combined with the satisfaction of knowing that your efforts directly impact people's lives make this profession truly rewarding.

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"You start climbing on day one.  You also get comfortable with the principles of electricity.  Once we are comfortable climbing, we start actually doing 'chores' or work kind of stuff.  I think this is a good, quick program to figure out if this is the career you actually want to take."  This program equips individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in line work. With hands-on training and classroom instruction, you'll gain the expertise needed to start working right away.

Job Security 

Aside from the excitement, there are numerous benefits to being a lineman. Job security is high due to the constant demand for skilled linemen across various industries. Additionally, linemen often enjoy competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits packages. 

As our reliance on electricity continues to grow, so does the need for skilled professionals who can maintain and repair power infrastructure. This means that once you complete your training, there will be ample opportunities for employment. With proper training from programs sponsored by Accelerate Montana, you can start your journey towards an electrifying future today!

Finding His Path In His New Career as a Line Worker

"I think this is a great career versus a four year program because you're going to get paid to actually do the job as an apprentice for three and a half years.  Versus a college degree you are out of pocket, unless you get a scholarship, you're paying to get that education."

Don't miss out on this exciting career path. Take advantage of programs like Accelerate Montana's lineman training program and embark on a fulfilling journey as a lineman today

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