Women’s power line technician pre-placement program
This 6-month program provides women with trades-related experience and skills to help successfully compete for a position in the power line technician apprenticeship program. If you do not meet the minimum academic requirements, educational upgrading is provided.
We are not accepting applications for this program at this time. Register below to be notified when we are recruiting again.
All of the following qualifications are required for the pre-placement program. You must:
- be a high school graduate.
- possess and maintain a valid Manitoba Class 5 driver’s licence (intermediate or full) and be eligible for upgrade.
- be willing to work in all types of weather, work at heights, and in confined spaces, have good mechanical aptitude, physical coordination, manual dexterity, and be able to lift heavy objects from a variety of physical positions.
If selected for skills assessment, we test that you have the physical strength, dexterity, and endurance requirements. Prepare for the physical demands of the job – read our Physical Training Guide for Skills Assessment & Trades Orientation (PDF, 4.1 MB).
If you do not qualify for the program, but want to upgrade your high school education, visit the Manitoba Adult Learning and Literacy website for a list of certified adult literacy programs and learning centres.
There is no guarantee of ongoing employment following the completion of the pre-placement program.
Pre-placement trainees are paid an hourly rate of $18.79.
How to apply
Applications must include the following:
- current resumé and cover letter;
- a self-declaration that you are female;
- high school transcripts1, and any post-secondary school transcripts or training certificates.
If selected, you will write standardized aptitude tests to assess how well your abilities match the job’s requirements. If selected for the next step, you will participate in a 1-day pre-employment skills assessment and trade orientation session to demonstrate your job-related skills. A current driver’s abstract must be provided at this time.
The women’s PLT pre-placement program is not accepting applications at this time. If you are interested in this program, add a job alert to your profile. Select “Trades” and “PLT” as your area of interest. You will be notified when applications are accepted again.
Note: Register on a desktop computer or laptop – the application will not work on your mobile device.
Work with your hands, work with your team, and work outdoors. Work with Manitoba Hydro.
Our goal is to create a supportive and welcoming environment for women interested in a career as a power line technician and provide them with opportunities to work with, and receive encouragement from, other women working in this trade.
Safety is a top priority for us. Learn more about how we keep our trainees and apprentices safe.
Mentoring and other support resources are available throughout your training. Learn about other apprenticeship program benefits.
Manitoba Hydro has several family-friendly benefits and policies. If you have a baby, you can take maternity/parental leave and return to your previous level if you are in the power line technician apprenticeship program (or comparable position, if you completed the training). Pregnant trainees will be accommodated to only perform tasks you and your doctor view as safe.
1 Manitoba Statement of High School Marks (transcripts) is an official provincial record of your high school marks and credits earned.