Line school in full swing

The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperative’s safety department facilitates the electrical distribution lineworker programs at Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) in Springfield. Through the LLCC program and the Illinois Rural Electric Apprentice Program (IREAP), students and cooperative employees receive valuable education.

Cooperative and municipal employees attend the IREAP program to obtain the skills necessary to achieve journeyman lineworker status. The LLCC program trains students to become lineworkers, and attendees can obtain an associate degree, if desired.

Spring line schools include a two-week climbing school and one-week classes in first-year distribution, second-year distribution, advanced distribution, rubber gloving and underground residential distribution. For more information, go to