Electricity Metering Instruction for Apprentices / Trainees  

We offer electricity metering instruction to utility sponsored/ approved electricity metering apprentices/ trainees. Our revolutionary program delivers a strong foundation of metering knowledge and provides insight into the role they have within the utility. Our focus is to develop the required skills and critical thinking abilities of apprentices, which boosts their confidence in the ability to perform their work. Nourishing the whole person to become a success journeyman metering professional, owning the skills of their trade. 

Hands-on and field work training is provided through the apprentice's sponsoring company/utility by a mentor/journeyman/trainer. Progress is tracked and monitored by the utility's apprenticeship program manager or admin.

Hours Tracking: We have created an apprentice hours tracking form that is available for anyone to use. Get yours HERE  


Our next 3 year webinar course begins Sept 2018 

Our program is framed within the guidelines, requirements, and standards for Electricity Metering Apprenticeship Programs that have long been established by the IBEW’s and JATC’s of Washington, Oregon, Utah, Arkansas, Texas, and Colorado. We deliver 432 required instructional hours through a total of 108 4-hour training sessions conducted over a three year period. Each 4-hour session consists of direct training and interaction with the instructor. 10 sessions are done in person: 8 in FirstWeekTM and the final 2 in ExitWeekTM with the other 98 instructional sessions being delivered via live webinar over 3 years (approximately 36 sessions per year).

  • Required travel (2 weeks): FirstWeekTM which is crucial to the success of the group and ExitWeekTM to take the HITT Instructional Course Completion and Certification Exam 
  • Local travel: Meter School in the local utility's region helps to establish networking among area apprentices and journeymen. Also builds a network of peers. See our Meter School LIST for possible choices in your area.
  • Recommended travel (2 weeks): Ideally we'd love to have all participants attend WEI's NW Electric Meter School (in Seattle, WA) to partake in the Reactive Metering LABS that Brad has taught since 1996. These hands-on labs provide students the opportunity to visually experience what happens to the meter when incorrect connections are present. They will manually manipulate formulas, perform vector analysis, and solve for power factor results. 

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Our next Venti Program group begins JULY 23, 2018 

The Venti Program is our 20 month intensive program designed for the Journeyman/ Craft Worker who has already served an apprenticeship in a related electrical craft and are wanting to get into Metering.  

We offer a dynamically focused Apprenticeship Program designed for the Electrical Utility Employee who has already served an apprenticeship in an electricity related field and is a card carrying journeyworker or craft tradesperson wanting to move into the metering department with full and complete training in less time than the traditional program.

Our Venti Program has all the same instruction and material as our 3 year program, but is condensed into 20 months by combining 3 week-long face-to-face sessions with 88 live 4-hour webinar sessions and 2 meter school sessions at WEI's Northwest Meter School (Seattle, WA).  Download the PDF of our Venti Program

 

Contact Us to begin your Apprenticeship Training or inquire about our program. 
 

You can also reach us by email: Metergod@live.com or by calling (503) 901 6132 for more information and to obtain the 53 sample pages of our curriculum. 

 

Full Course Topics:

1)    Vocabulary and Definitions

2)    Electric Meter Safety

3)    Electricity Training

4)    Self-Contained Single Phase Metering Principles

5)    Mathematics for Electricity Metering  

6)    Vector Training for Electricity Metering 

7)    Self-Contained Single Phase Metering Proofs

8)    Customer Relations 

9)    Application of Single Phase AMI Metering Principles

10)  Single Phase Distribution Transformer Theory and Connections 

11)  Revenue Protection

12)  Rates, Tariffs and Policies

13)  Demand Metering

14)  Field Test Instruments and Equipment

15)  Instrument Rated Single Phase Metering Principles

16)  Instrument Transformers

17)  Instrument Rated Single Phase Metering Proofs

18)  Self-Contained Three Phase Metering Principles

19)  Self-Contained and Instrument Rated Metering Commonalities

20)  Self-Contained Three Phase Metering Proofs

21)  Application of Three Phase AMI Metering Principles

22)  Three Phase Distribution Transformer Theory and Connections

23)  Pulse Metering

24)  Instrument Rated Three Phase Metering Principles

25)  Instrument Rated Three Phase Metering Proofs

26)  Reactive Metering

27)  High Voltage Metering

28)  High Voltage Metering Proofs

29)  Telemetry Metering

30)  Totalizing Metering

 

Why Meter Schools and Apprenticeships matter: The importance of Mentoring and Networking among Electricity Metering Apprentices and Craft Workers!

First of all, “They just don’t know, what they don’t know”, which is why a Seasoned Journey Professional and/or Mentor is necessary to the success of an apprentice. The application of learned tactical awareness, through the experience of applying those tactics in the field, is the vital key needed for apprentice to develop strategic knowledge.

A successful Mentor allows the apprentice to put their skills to the test under their watchful eye; Keen to safety awareness and potential hazards that only their own experiences and strategic knowledge have provided them with. A great Mentor leads the apprentice with enough freedom to experience the work and yet be aware of potential dangers and possibly unsafe conditions. 

It has been our experience that by keeping the class size to a maximum of 8 attendees, it helps to develop and enrich each participant’s experience. We’re all on the same team, honoring our individual strengths and helping each other to build up areas of weakness. That is why we have required FirstWeekTM for our online courses.

It is critical in the beginning of a Webinar based program to have the group develop a sense of bonding and comfort with each other in order to trust and feel confident in each other’s presence when online.