Steps in the PSI Selection Process
- 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.
- Placement Testing
Review of school transcript and/or placement testing in reading, math and writing is completed before prospective students register for classes.
- Technical Evaluation
Candidates are evaluated on a series of hands-on activities that are performed on the job.
- Background Screening
Prospective students must successfully pass a background screening conducted by FirstEnergy consisting of criminal and driving history.
- Physical Capabilities Screening
Strength and endurance is tested to ensure candidates are right for this type of work.
- Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical
Prospective students must provide a completed Medical Examiners’ Certificate.
- Climbing Course
Candidates learn the basics of climbing wood poles or steel structures and are evaluated for enrollment in the PSI program.
Prospective students participate in a 1-hour interview with FirstEnergy management.
- Classes Begin
Selected students begin classes in August.