The NAAUD Professional Development Curriculum
NAAUD facilitates an array of educational and professional development opportunities to help members and associates stay abreast of changing business needs and technological advances in the marketplace. Expertise is shared during annual meetings where members, associates and guest speakers communicate experiences, ideas and trends.
Professional Development Program
Phase I is an online learning program where the student works at their own pace. The study manual is available online. We will provide you with a link to study on a PC or laptop. Sign up below
Phase II students must successfully complete Phase I before they are eligible to participate. The concentrated 3 day onsite course is located on the Northwest Lineman College campus in Denton, TX. Sign up below
Both Phase I and Phase II are available to member & associate member companies as well as North American utility company representatives. Costs for each are subject to change. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
NAAUD has formed an alliance with Texas A&M’s Industrial Distribution Program to support student research within our utility industry. Each year NAAUD members and associate members volunteer to mentor select undergraduate and graduate students that focus on trending topics of interest. More info here
Educational Sponsorships – NAAUD provides educational sponsorships to industry groups and provides presentations as requested.
PDP PHASE I REGISTRATION
Phase I is an online learning program where the student works at their own pace. The study manual is available in hard copy or in a PDF format to study on a PC or laptop. Beginning with the basics, Phase I covers generation, transmission, and distribution schemes. It addresses basic electrical formulas, theory, and the customers, manufacturers, and associations that make up the electric utility industry. It offers information on technical specifications – equipment rating, voltage class, thermal and mechanical limitations, interrupting ability, and protection characteristics. In addition, it provides product application information on anchoring, electrical apparatus, conductors, connectors, insulators, lighting, metering, pole-line hardware, poles, protective devices, tools, transformers, underground components, and many more.
Please click the Register button below to enroll and pay for Phase I of NAAUD’s Professional Development Program (PDP).
Once your registration is complete you will receive an email with a link to the Phase I study manual, Knowledge is Power. Be sure to download the manual/PDF document to the computer you will be studying from. In addition, you will receive helpful hints to get you through Phase I and understand what to expect as you go along.
PDP Phase 2 Registration
Phase II students must successfully complete Phase I before they are eligible to participate. The concentrated 3 day onsite course, located on the Northwest Lineman College campus in Denton, TX, follows the content of Phase I. The student spends 80% of their time getting hands-on experience intended to prepare sales and marketing personnel to discuss, in more detail, the actual use of most electric utility related materials and equipment. Assessments are in real-time and the student gets the added value of immediate feedback.
NAAUD Supports Student Research for the Electric Utility Industry
Here you can review some of the white paper research submitted by students of Texas A&M’s Industrial Distribution Program
Increasing Profitability Through Developing Sales and Marketing Strategies to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Electrical Utility Industry
Effect of Electric Vehicles on the Traditional Utility Distributor Business Model
Lead Times and On-Time Delivery in the Electric Utility Industry
Improving the Supply Chain Flow for Utilities
Rachelle Guzal, Texas A&M University
Kathleen Carmody, Texas A&M University
George Contreras, Texas A&M
Evan Eckelkamp, Texas A&M University