SSU

Southwire™ Solutions University

Currently Offering Live Virtual Trainings!

Southwire offers state-of-the-art training based out of the Thorn Center in Carrollton, GA and our Garvin Service Center in Santa Fe Springs, CA. Southwire Solutions University (SSU) provides digital and hands-on product training for electrical contractors, distributors, apprenticeships, and more. Students who attend our classes will learn best practices for a safe and productive installation by utilizing Southwire’s innovative wire, tools, components and assembled product solutions. From offering online learning experiences for distance learning, to providing apprenticeships with equipment and wire for a hands-on learning experience, as well as helping update training materials with the most up-to-date industry information, we are committed to investing in the next generation of electrical workers. 

Check out our Exclusive Feeder Series!

Traditional Feeder Cable installations can be complicated and inefficient, but Southwire’s Feeder Cable Pulling Solutions can help. In this 4-part series, you will learn how Southwire’s innovative solutions can improve installations making them quicker, safer, and more efficient.


 
  1. Old Way vs New Way with Bill Fowler
    Comparison of traditional pulling methods vs Southwire's SIMpull Solutions® Innovations System.
  2. SIMpull™ Reel Handling with Johnny Sellers
    Harness Southwire SIMpull Solutions® for a safer, faster wire pull.
  3. Ropes with Johnny Sellers
    Learn about the role of rope in maximizing the efficiency in a wire pulling system.
  4. Cable Pulling Equipment with Joe Fawcett
    Learn how to choose and use the proper equipment to safely complete wire and cable pulls.

Upcoming Trainings


 

Industry Partners

Southwire is proud to support Industry Associations in apprentice training and continued education for their members. 
Together we share a common goal and vision of training the next generation of trade workers to be more efficient, safe, and advantageous. 

 

Southwire’s Top Gun Apprentice award is designed to award the top graduating electrical apprentice from each electrical training program. Apprentices earn the Top Gun title by achieving top scores throughout their program and skills competition.

Top Gun apprentices will be awarded a Southwire tools backpack, a Top Gun certificate, a Top Gun hat, and an invitation to an all-expenses-paid, hands-on training with their trainer and sponsoring contractor with Southwire Solutions University in Carrollton, GA.


Meet the Trainers!


 
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Kristy Phillips
Training Center Manager

Kristy is responsible for Southwire Solutions University’s training program to educate and promote acceptance of Southwire’s products by contractors/electricians, distributors and apprentices.

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Beth Chandler
Training Center Coordinator

Beth handles coordinating training events for SSU training centers incorporating setup, front-end registration, back-end reporting and event evaluation using digital platforms and on-site methods.

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Bill Fowler
Sr. Training Instructor

Bill is responsible for SIMpull® Solutions training and support. His primary focus is teaching new and innovative strategies for safe and efficient wire and cable installations. He is a dedicated partner of IEC.

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Johnny Sellers
Sr. Training Instructor

Johnny Sellers is responsible for SIMpull® Solutions training and support. His primary focus is teaching new and innovative strategies for safe and efficient wire and cable installations. He is a dedicated partner of ETA.

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Joe Fawcett
Training Instructor

Joe joined Southwire in 2020 after 30 years in construction, electrical contracting and education. Joe holds multiple degrees in Construction Engineering as well as Project Management Professional and OSHA certifications. He is a dedicated partner of ABC.