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Underground Electric Distribution Workshop
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9/14/2016 to 9/16/2016
When: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Friday, September 16, 2016
Day 1 - 1:00PM - 4:30 PM / Day 2 - 8:00AM - 6:30PM / Day 3 - 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Where: IAMU Training & Office Complex
1735 NE 70th Ave
Ankeny, Iowa  50021
United States
Contact: (800) 810-4268

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Three days of valuable information and hands-on training for underground electric personnel, September 14 - 16. Utility workers, instructors, and product presenters will once again join together to bring you the latest information. The annual Product Show and Reception allows attendees to mingle and network in an informal setting.

Workshop Topics and Hands-On Stations
The following topics will be covered during the workshop. These classroom and hands-on stations will be set on a rotational basis, allowing participants the opportunity to receive various sets of hands-on training.

  • Locating and Fault Finding
  • Elbows
  • Terminators
  • Splices
  • Conduit Handling and Conductor Pulling
  • Field Work (including boring, trenching, plow, vac)
  • Distribution Concepts
  • Cable Failure
  • Confined Space

To assure the best possible learning environment in the technical sessions, workshop participants will be divided into small groups. Each group will rotate through the entire schedule until all courses on the agenda have been completed.

Maximum registrations capped at 48 participants.

Equipment & PPE
Due to the nature of the workshop, attendees are required to bring:

  • Hard Hat
  • Safety Glasses
  • Leather Gloves
  • Rubber Gloves / Sleeves
  • Rain Gear
  • Proper Footwear (NO SNEAKERS)

Wearing of PPE will be enforced!  Students without proper PPE will not be allowed on the training field. Limited quantities of PPE may be available.

Apprenticeship Testing & Skill Evaluations
Apprentices will have the opportunity to take their written, year-end final exams and hands-on skill evaluations on Tuesday, September 13 and the morning of Wednesday, September 14. These are the only available times for evaluations and are limited to the first 10 apprentices to sign up.  Apprentices must pre-register for testing and evaluations.

*13 URD Hours will be available for apprentices attending workshop*


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