Owens Community College partners with FirstEnergy to train the next generation of utility line and substation workers.
Established by FirstEnergy in 2000, the Power Systems Institute (PSI) is a unique, two-year program that combines classroom learning with hands-on training. Students who successfully complete the program earn an Associate Degree of Technical Studies with a focus on electric utility technology which can lead to a career as a lineworker or substation electrician in the electric utility industry. Tuition, required books and lab fees paid by FirstEnergy for qualified students.
The curriculum at Owens Community College includes technical coursework (electrical fundamentals, electrical circuits), technology labs and business-specific courses, in addition to the required general education courses such as English composition, technical math, economics and interpersonal communications.
Following the second semester, qualified students are required to participate in a compensated, 10-week (40 hour/week) evaluated field experience. Work assignments begin in May and end in August. Pre-employment screening is required.
While completion of the PSI program prepares you for a job in the electric utility industry, it does not guarantee a job offer from FirstEnergy. However, students with the right grades, skills and attitude will have the potential to be hired upon graduation by FirstEnergy, as the company determines its staffing needs.
Call FirstEnergy at 1-800-829-6801 Option 6 or go to www.firstenergycorp.com/psi and click on the Get Invited link.
Program openings are limited.
Applicants will be assessed through a competitive, multi-step process.
Tuition, required books and lab fees paid by FirstEnergy for qualified students.