NAAUD facilitates an array of education 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.
Currently, the organization is working to provide a document archive on industry papers and presentations.
Professional Development Program - Beginning with the basics, Phase I of our Professional Development Program 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 offers 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.
Phase I is designed to be a distance learning module which may be followed by Phase II which is held over a concentrated 3 1/2 day time-frame at a Northwest Lineman College campus. Phase II follows the content of Phase I but is 80% hands on learning which is intended to prepare sales and marketing personnel to discuss at more length the actual use of most electric utility related materials and equipment.
Both are currently available only to member and associate member company representatives and the costs of each are subject to change. Please contact our Executive Director for more information or to sign up for the program.
Technology Conference - NAAUD has sponsored conferences focused on eBusiness solutions, integration, and better utilization of information technology. The conference offers exposure to information and applications on technology and business applications specific to serving the unique needs of NAAUD members, associates and customers.
Educational Sponsorships - NAAUD provides educational sponsorships to industry groups and provides presentations as requested.