veterans education benefits

Southeast Lineman Training Center is approved to certify veterans for the Post-9/11 GI Bill™ which will pay up to 100% of program costs including a one-time stipend of $240 for books and supplies.


of your applicable mha during the second six months of training


of your applicable mha during the third six months of training


of your applicable mha during the fourth six months of training


of your applicable mha during the remainder of the training

apply for your
lineman class
benefits online

  • Veterans of the Armed Services can apply for the GI Bill™ online. Once you receive a certificate of eligibility, please send it to to continue with the 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.

veteran testimonials

David West_Testimonial

david west

air force
ELP 63
"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, they made my shift smooth because it allowed me to be confident and prepared for a career in linework when my enlistment comes to an end."

kyle lundahl

ELP 44
"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!”
Tara Buckley_Testimonial

tara buckley

air force
ELP 63
"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."

mike fantauzzi

ELP 53
"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.”
Erik Shafer_Testimonial

erik shafer

ELP 62
"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!"
Matthew DelGiudice_Testimonial

matthew delgiudice

ELP 58
"The school opened so many doors to the world of linework that wouldn’t have been possible without this experience. The school truly has changed my family’s life."

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Still need help?

Yes, we do offer different forms of financial aid. Click here to go to our financial aid page.

Yes, we are eligible to certify veterans for the Montgomery and Post 9-11 GI Bill™. Click here for more information on veteran benefits.

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.

Enroll in our Electrical or Communications program online at

Most of our graduates will take jobs with companies that will require them to travel or relocate. However, after experience is gained in the industry you will have more opportunities to get closer to home.

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.

did you know?

  • In 2015, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs approved benefits for military veterans going through the line worker programs.

  • Most lineman apprenticeships are 7,000 hours, which equals four years of full-time training and instruction.

  • Line crews across the country are aging, and it's essential to groom their replacements. Labor stats indicate the demand for linemen is expected to grow by 9 percent through 2022.

  • Daily responsibilities of a Lineman might include digging trenches to install underground lines, installing meters, climbing poles to repair overhead lines or inspecting power lines for possible repair or replacement. A Lineman will work mainly for utility companies, energy companies or telecommunications companies.

we are here to serve you


robyn cameron

recruitment coordinator
Robyn is a veteran of the U.S. Army and continued to serve the military as a financial and mental health professional contractor over the past 10 years. Her husband is a retired U.S. Air Force veteran of 22 years and her son is currently in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Korea.

cheryl wallin

enrollment/recruitment coordinator
Cheryl has over 13 years of experience working at SLTC. She has helped hundreds of Veterans sign up for the GI Bill and enroll at SLTC. Cheryl takes great pride in helping those who have served our country start a new career after or during their transition out of the armed services.