Crew Leadership Program

NEPPA’s is pleased to have introduced and offered a completely reviewed and revitalized Crew Leadership Program in 2020. Crew Leadership, offered every other year, will be offered again in 2022.


Crew Leadership Program is designed to build upon existing leadership skills to work more effectively and efficiently in the field, while meeting standards and regulatory requirements.

In addition to in-class lecture, the Crew Leadership Program includes a final exam to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the course content.

Upon successful completion of the Program, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Click here to download the 2020 detailed agenda.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for the following:

  • Current or aspiring crew leaders
  • Lineworkers or operations employees
  • Employees or Supervisors transitioning from other departments
  • Construction Supervisors
  • Project Managers

Course Dates & Hours

Next Offering in 2022 (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)


NEPPA Training Center
200 New Estate Road
Littleton, MA 01460

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this two-day program, participants will be able to successfully:

    1. Practice tactics and strategies to transition from an employee to a leader
    2. Apply concepts to develop a leadership mindset
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of regulatory requirements and liabilities
    4. Explain the importance of both crew and public safety, and apply best practices to ensure safety
    5. Identify and apply standards and specifications required as a Crew Leader
    6. Transition beyond supervision to responsibility and reporting accountability
    7. Practice management of emergent situations that require mutual aid assistance and coordination

Course Prerequisites

The Crew Leadership Program is designed to build upon learning concepts in the Apprentice Lineworker and Advanced Lineworker Programs.

The ideal participant has at least 3 – 5 years experience working in the field.


If you are interested in attending the Crew Leadership Program, please contact to be notified as soon as additional information becomes available.



Steve Socoby

Steve Socoby

Safety & Technical Trainer, Authorized OSHA outreach Instructor (Construction), Certified Medic First Aid Trainer for First Aid, CPR, AED

Steve has 36 years of hands-on experience in all facets of operations of public power utilities including: Line Superintendent; supervision of crews, maintenance, new construction, reliability and associated plant & substation responsibilities. He is a recognized expert in safety and OSHA compliance.

In his role of Director of Technical Training, he oversees NEPPA’s lineworker program and teaches utility management and supervision, electronic controls and power-line operation programs.

Recognized as an industry leader and expert Steve has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Northeast Public Power Association and been recognized by the Maine State Legislature for his previous 30 Years of Distinguished Service. Steve attended the University of Maine at Orono.


Please contact or call the office at (978) 540-2200.

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