Regional training center hosted by Choptank Electric will help lineworkers further their career

Training will move apprentices to journeymen in eight-stage program

Posted 10/28/21

SALISBURY — Apprentice lineworkers from cooperatives, municipal systems or contractors looking to further their career and achieve journeyman status can take part in training offered through a …

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Regional training center hosted by Choptank Electric will help lineworkers further their career

Training will move apprentices to journeymen in eight-stage program

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SALISBURY — Apprentice lineworkers from cooperatives, municipal systems or contractors looking to further their career and achieve journeyman status can take part in training offered through a new partnership.

The Virginia, Maryland & Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives has partnered with Choptank Electric Cooperative to offer an eight-stage program that begins Nov. 8 at Choptank’s training facility on Walston Switch Road in Salisbury.

“We’re extremely pleased to be able to bring this highly regarded training program to the Eastern Shore,” said Brian Mosier, president and CEO of the VMD Association. “This will be much more convenient for those lineworkers in this region who strive to achieve the highest status in their profession.”

The program will be identical to the one offered at the VMD Association’s Electric Cooperative Training Center in Palmyra, Va., where hundreds of students have graduated since its opening in spring 2019. With classroom and hands-on instruction from certified teachers, students are offered professional, accurate and valuable training.

Mr. Mosier said plans are in the works to develop additional training at the Salisbury site for other utility workers.

“This is a great partnership between the Association and Choptank Electric Cooperative,” said Mike Malandro, President and CEO of Choptank. “The Board of Directors and I are pleased to bring this important education and training program to Maryland.  We are all committed to training and safety for our workforce and look forward to hosting the program locally. 

For information or enrollment, contact Dirrick Simmons at 434-510-4000 or

TrainingCenter@vmdaec.com.