About Us

Southeast Lineman Training Center is the elite training school for pre-apprentice linework training. We provide training in a realistic and challenging environment where individuals can establish the foundation necessary to succeed as lineworkers in the electric utility and communications industries.

25 +

Years of Experience

30 +

Full-Time Instructors

100 +

Acres of Training Grounds


Founded in 1999, Southeast Lineman Training Center (SLTC) is the premier training school for lineworker training; consistently producing an elite group of highly trained and certified graduates. We accomplish this through a training style and philosophy that is unlike any other program offered in the country which has earned us an outstanding reputation in the linework industry. Many companies now require applicants to attend SLTC before they will be considered for employment. We offer training courses in electrical and communications line work here on campus through our introductory programs and advanced industry training in Trenton, GA as well as on-site training with companies around the world.

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  • 2019
  • Looking Forward


by George Nelson to answer the industries need for qualified entry-level employees.

First Class

was delivered on February 1, 2000 to 15 students.

Administration Building

was built due to the growing size of the school and need for more staff and classrooms.

Campus Expansion

of 21 acres to help accommodate the growth of the school allowing for up to 230 students per class.

Administration Building Expansion

took place to allow for more office space and a new retail store for Elevated Gear, the school store.

Communications Lineworker Program

established and became the first dedicated telecommunications technical program in the country.

Global & Communications Campus

purchased and developed to house our Global initiatives as well as our Communications Lineworker Program.

Live Line Training

now possible due to the addition of a Timpson Training Yard Unit and an additional 30 acres purchased for our SLTC Global Campus.
Looking Forward

we will grow and change as the industry changes keeping our students trained with the most up-to-date standards and equipment.
Main Campus Rodeo Aerial View
Global Campus
Main Campus

Life on Campus

With over 100 acres of training grounds our campuses provide classroom space, training labs, field lines, and equipment operation opportunities for hands-on training experiences. When taking a break from training, we are surrounded by countless outdoor activities with beautiful views, hiking, swimming, some of the best fishing in the Southeast, and more!

Our Mission

To provide training in a realistic and challenging environment, where individuals can establish the foundation necessary to succeed as lineworkers in the electrical utility and communications industries. We do this by instilling into each student our three core educational values: Knowledge, Discipline, and Ability.


“SLTC was a very rewarding 15-week program. The atmosphere created by the instructors and the students was next level. You create a unique bond between your Pole Circle and instructor like nothing I’ve experienced before.”

Bryce Patterson ELP Class 67

“If you want to better yourself and be a leg up going into the linework industry, enroll into SLTC.”

Colton Rainwater ELP Class 39

“The school has changed my life dramatically, from living off of unemployment… to coming here and landing, not just a job, but a career.”

Curtis Stewart ELP Class 7

“Transitioning out of the military and back to the civilian workforce can be challenging, but with the help of SLTC staff and the training they provide at the school, my shift was smooth because it allowed me to be confident and prepared for a career in linework when my enlistment comes to an end.”

David West ELP Class 63 Veteran – Air Force

“I would highly recommend, for all veterans, getting into line work. It isn’t easy but neither was the Military (Semper Fi). If you’re looking to get a foot in the Power industry I give the school and staff a 10-10!”

Erik Shafer ELP Class 62 Veteran – Marine Corps

“I am a Marine Corps veteran and they helped me tremendously in getting my GI Bill so I could start school without financial difficulties. They are awesome at taking care of veterans!”

Kyle Lundahl ELP Class 44 Veteran – Marine Corps

“The CLP instructors have a wealth of knowledge that they’d love to give to you. They are the best instructors, in my book. You see how much they love the profession itself and it fires you up. Every day they are out there climbing with us, and you want to be good, because they’re good.”

Matt Davis CLP Class 35

    Why Choose Southeast Lineman Training Center?

    Choosing a career in linework is a big decision, and we want you to feel confident that SLTC is the right place for you.

    1000 +

    Graduates A Year

    90 %

    Employment Rate

    20 %

    of every class are Veterans

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