Hello, who here gives credit to a person enrolled or enrolling into the metering apprenticeship that has prior experience in electrical such as line worker, journeymen / master electrician? If so, how did you go about giving credit? Did you require proof of completed apprenticeships? Was there a test they needed to complete to prove they meet the requirements? Did you give all the credit up front or when certain tasks were complete? RPU currently doesn’t offer credit / years towards an apprenticeship but may want to in certain cases. I’m trying to see how common this is the utilities. Any input would be appreciated.
I was given 2 years of credit for experience in the field as an electrician and attending a 2 year trade school before that. So I started on the 5th step of a 10 step apprenticeship program. Took me 3 years to attain my Journeyman Meter Tech.
Seems pretty common to at least give some credit to someone who didn’t just come off the street into a job.
The Upper Midwest Metering Association serves the upper midwest states of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and North Dakota. We provide connections for members, utilities, meter schools, and vendors in our bi-annual meetings and continuous dialog throughout the year.