Congratulations on considering a career in power delivery, gas, or telecom— industries that offer many rewards and challenges with excellent pay, benefits, and security. NLC provides the quality education needed to prepare you for success.
Everyone needs electricity, natural gas, and telecommunications services, and it’s the highly respected linemen and tradesmen who keep these services running in all weather conditions, at all hours. In my opinion, these are the greatest trades of all, made up of great people. A career in one of these trades should strongly be considered by those who enjoy challenges, adventure, problem-solving, and camaraderie. These trades are ideal choices for people who like working with their hands and want variety and physical activity in their work. They also provide many opportunities for advancement into leadership and management roles. Many of my NLC colleagues and I worked as electric and telecommunications linemen and natural gas workers for leading utility and construction companies throughout the nation; in fact, I graduated from a program quite similar to NLC’s Electrical Lineworker Program. It is this firsthand experience as seasoned tradesmen—and now as professional educators—that allows us to know precisely the knowledge, skill, and behavior required for you to be a top candidate with companies across the country. This catalog has a wealth of information that will allow you to explore career possibilities in these industries. Planning and preparation are key, so please read this document thoroughly, ask questions, and visit our campuses to meet with our remarkable training specialists and staff. We want to make sure these skilled trades and our training program are a fit for you and your career goals. Thank you for considering us for this very important training. NLC creates a positive learning environment, and I assure you that our commitment to providing a quality education remains unwavering. You may only be here a short time, but you enroll for a lifetime—NLC will always help you advance.
Aaron Howell President
NLC founder and President Aaron Howell is a lineman, educator, and International Lineman Hall of Fame inductee. He has traveled the country many times, meeting with utility and construction company personnel to ensure NLC is providing the knowledge, skill, and behavior that make graduates employable across America.