Wataynikaneyap Power LP Celebrates a Third Line Crew Ground Support Training Program Graduation

August 8, 2019

Participants from the third round of Line Crew Ground Support training celebrated today with their families and community leaders. The training group supported each other and worked exceptionally well as a team in training. The graduates are strong candidates for opportunities in the powerline sector with many having heavy equipment and construction work experience.The 15-week certificate program, held at Gridlink in Thunder Bay is for those looking to gain employment in the construction of the Wataynikaneyap Power Transmission Project and the powerline industry. Wataynikaneyap Power PM, Opiikapawiin Services LP, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) have joined together to deliver the Line Crew Ground Support Training, funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Skills and Partnership Fund. Past graduates have found employment in the powerline construction sector, mining, construction, environmental monitoring and some have enrolled in further education.

Opiikapawiin Services LP(OSLP) is coordinating the delivery of the training program and has another intake planned for August of 2019. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Congratulations to the graduates! Photo of the graduates