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PEC celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Cooperative receives recognition from Department of Labor

Being a lineworker is a demanding profession, and becoming a journeyworker requires great dedication. That’s why PEC is committed to building the best lineworkers, and doing so means investing in a strong apprenticeship program.

To affirm our commitment to the electrical industry, PEC has signed the National Apprenticeship Week proclamation and received formal recognition from the U.S. Department of Labor.

“Our apprentices are the foundation we build our safe, reliable service on, and we’re proud to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor for our commitment to them,” PEC Vice President of Safety and Technical Training Wayne McKee said.

Our industry-recognized 8,000-hour Lineworker Apprenticeship Program offers some of the best training a lineworker can get. PEC apprentices get paid to work on a crew, learning on-the-job while working toward the Department of Labor Journeyworker certification. We also provide cross-training opportunities that turn apprentices into well-rounded lineworkers – and that training produces results. Despite sustained record growth across an 8,100 square mile service territory, PEC has built an extremely reliable electric system, with outage times among the lowest in the state.

Interested in joining the PEC crew in blue? PEC was recently named a 2020 Best Workplace in both Austin and San Antonio! Visit to see our job listings.