Thank you for visiting the TVPPA Education & Training Services webpage. E&T Services maintains a comprehensive selection of utility-specific professional management and technical training programs for utility employees. TVPPA conducts training at regional locations and on-site.
The mission of the Education & Training Committee, a standing committee of the TVPPA Board of Directors, is to provide guidance and oversight to TVPPA in the development and delivery of nationally recognized education and training opportunities to meet current and future electric utility workforce needs.
CONTACT UPDATE: During the last year, responsibility for TVPPA Education & Training has shifted from Technical Services to the CFO. Under this new direction, the day to day operations, to include registrations, class materials, class scheduling, instructors, class locations and all other functions are under the umbrella of the CFO and Accounting & Administration department. For suggestions, concerns, compliments and complaints that you may have, please call TOLL FREE at 855.374.2850 during our office hours or 8am-5pm Eastern and speak with Kevin Murray, or Caleb Hall, either of whom may assist you. You may also contact the department manager, Judy Hughes. During non-office hours, please call John Cooke at 423.718.3205 for assistance.
E&T Services Main: 423.648.2464 or email@example.com
E&T Service Toll Free: 855-374-2850
Please send all tests to be graded and any questions related to testing to Kevin Murray at,firstname.lastname@example.org or at 423-490-7917.
In July 2010, TVPPA launched a significant revision to the long-standing Lineman Apprenticeship Program (LAP). We continue to get many questions about the revised LAP and the changes between programs. In response, we have put together a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet. Click here to download the PDF.
Education & Training Services/Accounting & Administrative Services
(Registration, Event Coordination, Scheduling, Transcripts, Billing, Credit Card Payments, Invoices)
Business Development and Technical Training
For a quick overview of the courses scheduled, refer to our calendar.
What’s New in E&T?
The E&T Committee approved the TVPPA E&T Services 2012 Strategic Plan during their 2011 third quarter review meeting.
The 2012 E&T Strategic Plan includes goals, outcomes and an action plan for business development and technical training, marketing and administrative support.
The plan’s goals are to:
Develop a review schedule for all business-development and technical training programs for continuous improvement and upgrade
Expand subject-matter expert and instructor portfolio
Create and communicate a transition process and timeline for the revised Lineman Apprenticeship Program (LAP)
Create an expedited process to identify and develop and deliver training on emerging issues
Expand marketing strategy and outreach inside and outside the Tennessee Valley
Present a long-term training facilities solution to the TVPPA Board of Directors
Milestones in the plan will be implemented and tracked by TVPPA staff and reported quarterly to the E&T Committee.
Online Behavioral Assessments Available! For more information, please contact Jim Wyche at email@example.com or 423.756.6511 ext. 252.
Key Employee Coaching: Personal one-on-one coaching! Contact Jim Wyche at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423.756.6511 ext. 252.
On-site training is convenient for your employees — and lowers your travel costs! For more information about TVPPA Education & Training programs, contact Jim Wyche, Business Development Manager or call 423.756.6511 ext, 252.
Registrants who cancel 7-14 days prior to the class will be charged 50% of the registration cost as a cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel less than 7 days prior will be charged 75% of the registration cost. Registrants failing to cancel prior to the start of the class will be responsible for the entire registration fee. You may avoid the cancellation fee by sending a substitute registrant.
All class cancellations must be in writing and mailed, faxed or e-mailed to TVPPA, ATTN: Kevin Murray, P.O. Box 6189, Chattanooga, TN 37401; Fax: 423.267.2280; email@example.com