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For the past several years, electric utility companies across the nation have been facing a growing challenge – an aging workforce and a potential lack of qualified talent to replace it. This is especially true in the overhead lines and substation electrician areas of the industry. To help FirstEnergy train its next generation of employees in line/substation work, we partner with local colleges to offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology. See our College Partners page for more details.


  • Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)
  • Kent State University at Trumbull
  • Owens Community College
  • Stark State College


  • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
  • Porreco College of Edinboro University
  • Reading Area Community College
  • Porreco College of Edinboro University
  • Westmoreland County Community College

New Jersey

  • Brookdale Community College
  • Raritan Valley Community College

West Virginia

  • Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • Pierpont Community & Technical College

This two-year program combines academic learning and hands-on training specific to the line worker and substation professions. While completion of the PSI program prepares the student 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, as we determine our staffing needs.

Do you know a student who might be interested in this field of work? Please contact us at 1-800-829-6801 if you would like a PSI Representative to visit your school to discuss this unique opportunity. Follow the options below when calling:

Option #2 – The Illuminating Company (CEI) and Penelec

Option #3 – Met-Ed and JCP&L

Option #4 – West Penn Power

Option #5 – Mon Power and Potomac Edison

Option #6 – Ohio Edison, Penn Power and Toledo Edison


Last Modified: February 7, 2018