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Camp Rilea - A Specialized Training Facility
The NW Line training facilities in Warrenton, Oregon, are located within Camp Rilea, a 10 minute drive from Astoria, a very large, U.S. Army training complex. NW Line designed its training center for the specific needs of the outside line industry. In addition to classroom space for technical studies, students use a pole yard for working simulations of field conditions. The training center is equipped with the latest in power transmission equipment, such as transformers and switching systems, so that students have hands-on learning that matches actual working situations. These training aids replicate the conditions and types of power transmission devices used in the industry. Other, public entities such as the Oregon State Patrol also have training resources within the camp complex.
Welcome to Camp Rilea!
In addition to indentured Line Apprentices, the Northwest Line Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee offers training partnerships to Utilities and Municipalities with apprenticeship programs. Enrollment forms will be posted each year as the schedule opens, but if you have questions in the mean time feel free to give us a call!
Registration Information
As with the Saturday School classes, students attending Camp Rilea are jointly registered with the NW Line JATC and South Seattle Community College. Upon completion of the session, certificates are issued from Northwest Line JATC. College credit will be issued as appropriate by South Seattle Community College.
Prerequisites:
you must be currently registered as an outside electrical worker apprentice OR work with a participating Utility.

If you have questions regarding eligibility, contact our office. Our staff is happy to answer your questions!
1st Year Course Description
Related training associated with the three-year power lineworker (outside electrical) apprenticeship program, including both academic work and manipulative skills. Includes both maintenance and construction aspects of the trade. This training will focus on teaching apprentices to work aloft climbing both wood and steel structures and the associated safety training required. The training also covers basic rigging theory and applications for the line construction industry.
2nd Year Course Description
Related training associated with the three-year power lineworker (outside electrical) apprenticeship program, including both academic work and manipulative skills. Includes both maintenance and construction aspects of the trade. This training will focus on teaching apprentices to work perform live-line “hot-stick” methods for distribution line maintenance and construction work.
3rd Year Course Description
Related training associated with the three-year power lineworker (outside electrical) apprenticeship program, including both academic work and manipulative skills. Includes both maintenance and construction aspects of the trade. This training will focus on teaching apprentices to work perform live-line “hot-stick” methods of transmission work on both wood and steel structures.