Mon Power Hosts Parkersburg Event for Future Utility WorkersPublic is Invited to Learn about the Power Systems Institute, View Safety Equipment and Vehicles
FAIRMONT, W.Va., Feb. 9, 2016 -- Mon Power welcomes the public to an open house event at its Parkersburg Service Center on February 13, 2016, at 10 a.m. The event will feature information about the company's Power Systems Institute (PSI) line and substation worker training program.
PSI is a partnership that combines learning hands-on utility skills at a Mon Power training facility with technical coursework at Pierpont Community and Technical College in Fairmont, W.Va., classrooms. Graduates will earn a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology. Qualified students will receive tuition, books and lab fees courtesy of Mon Power. Students with the right grades and skills will have the potential to be hired upon graduation.
In addition to demonstrating utility trucks, safety equipment and tools, representatives from Mon Power will provide an overview of the PSI program and explain how interested students can enroll for an upcoming information session that will be held on February 20, 2016, at 10 a.m., at Pierpont Community and Technical College.
"The Power Systems Institute program provides a unique opportunity for interested candidates to pursue a career in the electric utility industry," said Holly Kauffman, president, West Virginia Operations, FirstEnergy. "Well trained line workers and substation electricians are essential to our business, and help us maintain safe, reliable service for our customers."
The Mon Power event is scheduled for:
Parkersburg Service Center
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10 a.m. to noon
1803 Murdoch Avenue, Parkersburg, WV, 26101
An invitation to attend the event is not required. For more information about PSI, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/psi or call 1-800-829-6801.
Mon Power, a FirstEnergy electric distribution company, serves about 385,000 customers in 34 West Virginia counties. Follow Mon Power on Twitter @MonPowerWV.
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The company's transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, while its generation subsidiaries control nearly 17,000 megawatts of capacity from a diversified mix of scrubbed coal, non-emitting nuclear, natural gas, hydro and other renewables. Visit FirstEnergy online at www.firstenergycorp.com and follow on Twitter at @FirstEnergyCorp.
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