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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Underground Distribution School

Start Date: 4/25/2023 12:00 PM CDT
End Date: 4/27/2023 11:00 AM CDT

Chippewa Valley Technical College
4000 Campus Road
Eau Claire, WI  United States 

Mike Czuprynko
Email: mczuprynko@meuw.org
Phone: (608) 478-2530

The reliability of any utility’s system is highly dependent on underground cable and the overall quality of its installation. The Underground Distribution (UD) School offers an ideal opportunity for lineworkers to learn and practice hands-on techniques in a simulated field setting in order to sharpen their skills, review practical applications, and safely perform tasks in a controlled environment.

Organized by CVTC and MEUW

Hands-on training both in the classroom and in the underground distribution field on the campus of Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). Intended for all lineworkers – regardless of experience level – to sharpen their skills and practice vital tasks in a safe and controlled environment.

Workshop schedule:
Tuesday, April 25 — 12 noon to 5 p.m. (includes lunch*)
Wednesday, April 26 — 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (one-hour lunch break on your own)
     > Vendor show from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 27 — 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Planned topics to be covered include safety, underground termination, ferroresonance, and cable prep and handling, along with a discussion of associated accessories (i.e., terminators and splices). Participants will have time to operate equipment, including a backhoe, mini excavator, plow, and trencher. There will also be discussion about working with facility locators and how to locate underground cable.  

* Lunch courtesy of RESCO, Utility Sales and Service, Milwaukee Tool, and Irby Utilities

Registration fee:
> $195 per person 
(3rd and 4th year CVTC apprentices are automatically enrolled as part of their apprenticeship program at no cost)

Cancellations are subject to MEUW Policy.  

Hotel Accommodations:  Registrants are encouraged to stay at the nearby Best Western Plus at 3340 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire. The hotel offers a standard room for the "CVTC Lineman" rate of $69.99 per night. To reserve a room, call the hotel directly at (715) 838-9989. 


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Registration is Closed
Closed: 4/21/2023 5:00 PM

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