Climb to New Heights as an Electrical Lineworker

The Minnesota State Community and Technical College system (M State) is very proud of its Electrical Lineworker training facility in the northern Minnesota community of Baudette/Lake of the Woods.  In 2010, due to increasing market demand and with incredible industry support, M State was able to develop an outstanding 30-acre training center with a 7,200-square-foot lab in the midst of an outdoor paradise.  Students in Baudette have the same hands-on training as students in the lineworker program in Wadena while enjoying Lake of the Woods, one of the greatest fisheries in North America and the proclaimed Walleye Capital of the World.  In addition to fishing, the area is also known for excellent hunting, snowmobiling, canoeing, and outdoor recreation in a booming tourism industry.  Lineman students looking for an area with breathtaking sunsets, world class fishing, scenic beauty, numerous outdoor activities, and the best neighbors around, should look no further than Baudette or Lake of the Woods.  For more information on our area, visit or

The 9-month Electrical Lineworker Technology program supplies trained personnel for the power industry throughout the United States and several provinces in Canada.  School coursework provides students with both theory and hands-on experience in all phases of powerline construction and maintenance.  Small class sizes guarantee students receive hands-on, one-on-one attention to ensure student success.  The successful graduate is eligible for employment with rural electric or municipal utilities, or with private contractors.

Plan for your future!  Apprentice lineworkers moving into the workforce can expect to make as much as $50,000 or more per year. An average journeyman lineman salary in northern Minnesota is over $70,000. Climb to new heights as a lineman with the top program in the state at the top of the state!

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Directions to the Baudette/Lake of the Woods Lineworkers’ Training Facility:

Just west of Baudette, head north on Highway 172.  Drive north approximately one mile, and the M-State building will be on your left, located right next door to North Star Electric Cooperative.

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