Southeast Lineman Training Center is approved to certify veterans through various benefit types!
Transitioning from military service to civilian life can be challenging but with a career in linework there is the opportunity to join an industry that provides a similar brotherhood, and a demanding, service centered mission. We want to help you get started!
We are eligible for many different veteran benefits, some of these being:
• Post 9/11 GI Bill
• Montgomery GI Bill
• Chapter 1606 Reserves
• VA DEA Program
• Veteran Readiness & Employment
SLTC is approved to certify veterans for the Post-9/11 GI Bill™ which can pay up to 100% of program costs (depending on entitlement) including a one-time stipend of $240 for books and supplies.
Veterans of the Armed Services can apply for the GI Bill™ online. Once you receive a certificate of eligibility, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org to continue with your application process.
After you graduate from SLTC and enroll in an apprenticeship program you are eligible for VA benefits through the On-the-Job or Apprenticeship Training program. VA will reimburse you at the rates above.
We are approved to accept active-duty military personnel for training as a part of the SkillBridge Program. This program provides an opportunity for Service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through industry training, apprenticeships, or internships during the last 180 days of service.
SkillBridge, formerly known as the Career Skills Program, is available for any rank, enlisted or officer.
Designed to help ease the transition from active duty into civilian life, the SkillBridge Program is partnered with over 500 industry partners, including SLTC.
Your enrollment with SLTC has to be within 180 days of your separation date. Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information.
Established in 1999, we were one of the first schools of its kind dedicated to the recruitment, training, and development of new and upcoming lineworkers in the linework industry. Our reputation precedes us. There is a high demand for SLTC graduates in the industry, giving you fantastic career opportunities.
“Everyone from the staff to the students wants you to succeed. The respect I received from everyone from day one was amazing. Hands down the best decision I’ve made second to serving in the United States Marine Corps.”
“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.”
“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!”
“One thing that stuck out to me about SLTC was how team-oriented it was, much like the military. The students, instructors, and staff were all very female and veteran-friendly which made me feel comfortable during my training.”
“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!”
We have been VA approved since January 2002
On average, 20% of every class, at SLTC, are veterans/active duty.
Each class we reserve spots for our veterans/active duty to ensure a seamless transition from their military service into civilian life.
Recruiters visit SLTC every class with an emphasis on hiring our veteran students. The skills developed within the military service are highly sought after in linework, an industry that depends on reliability and hard work.
Yes, we are eligible to certify veterans for the Montgomery and Post 9-11 G.I. Bill. For more information on veterans benefits, go here.
Our application process is now completely online! Click here to start your application for the Electrical or Communications Program. You must then pay the required lab fees.
Once your application is received, you should receive correspondence from us in less than five days regarding your status – although we try very hard to communicate sooner. If you have not heard from us or if you have any questions at all, please give us a call us at 706.657.3792. We would love to hear from you!
If you are interested in our additional programs, the enrollment process is a little different. Click here to learn how to apply for our other programs.
In order to attend SLTC, you must be 18 years old, a High School graduate (provide High School transcripts or GED transcripts), eligible for a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (provide a copy of your valid driver’s license that does not expire prior to term start), be physically fit (part of the application process includes a medical physical), pay the required application and lab fees, and be able to obtain medical coverage for the duration of the course.
We do not guarantee a job, but we do offer placement assistance. Many of our graduates have multiple job offers upon completion of the program. Placement depends largely on a person’s willingness to travel or relocate.
Yes, housing is available. While housing is not included in our cost, we do have plenty of great options for our students! All SLTC-affiliated housing is within 15 minutes of campus! Click here to see our options for housing.