Steps in the PSI Selection Process

  1. Program Orientation
    Attending an information session
     is highly encouraged. An information session provides candidates with the opportunity to learn more about the program and decide if a career as a line worker or a substation electrician is right for them.
  2. Technical Evaluation
    Candidates are evaluated on a series of hands-on activities that are performed on the job.
  3. Placement Testing
    Review of school transcript and/or placement testing in reading, math and writing is completed before prospective students register for classes.
  4. Background Screening
    Prospective students must successfully pass a background screen consisting of criminal and driving history.
  5. Physical Capabilities Assessment
    Strength and endurance is tested to ensure candidates are right for this type of work.
  6. Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical
    Prospective students must provide a completed Medical Examiners’ Certificate.
  7. Climbing Course
    Candidates learn the basics of climbing wood poles or steel structures and are evaluated for enrollment in the PSI program. 
  8. Interview
    Prospective students participate in a 1-hour interview with FirstEnergy management.
  9. Classes Begin
    Selected students begin classes in August.
Last Modified: April 20, 2017