T&D World Magazine

Bridging the Gap

Electric utilities implement mentoring and training programs to help pass knowledge from veterans to apprentices.

Within the next five to seven years, Ameren will lose about one-third of its journeymen. When that time comes, however, the utility will not be left empty-handed. It is already training the next generation of linemen. But, like other utilities, Ameren is trying to find the best way to transfer the knowledge and experience from its veteran linemen to these new apprentices.

“Throughout the industry, the average age of our workforce is 55, and we're losing a lot of good,

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