Line clearance/tree trimmer engages in a variety of tree care operations to maintain power line right of way intended to prevent interruption of service. Much of this work is done in the vicinity of energized, high voltage power lines and includes tree pruning, tree removal, and brush clearing. Trimmers use both powered and hand tools, some insulated to prevent electric shock, as well as bucket trucks and heavy equipment.
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.
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