- Associated Press - Sunday, August 21, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The state’s largest utility is launching an apprenticeship program for lineworkers.

The 18-month program offered by Eversource will provide 11 people a chance for on-the-job experience.

Marc Geaumont, director of field operations, says about 25 percent of lineworkers in New Hampshire are of an age to retire. The program will help cultivate a new generation of skilled lineworkers.

After two weeks in the classroom, apprentices will work in the field to install electric utility poles and wires. The program will also teach the future lineworkers to follow important safety guidelines in the field and prepare them to obtain a commercial driver’s license.

After graduating apprentices will begin their new careers at Eversource work centers throughout the state, including in Tilton, Keene, Hooksett, Nashua, Derry, Rochester and Newport.



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