FirstEnergy’s Power Systems Institute
FirstEnergy — one of the largest electric utility systems in the country — is creating an affiliation with Lorain County Community College to train the next generation of top-quality, well-educated and experienced line workers.
Through this program, students can potentially earn a two-year Accredited Associate of Applied Science Degree with a focus on Electric Utility Technology.
Qualified students will receive FREE tuition, including college fees, books and protective clothing.
PROPOSED COURSE CURRICULUM
College Composition I; Technical Math I; College 101; Oral Communications; Technical Report Writing; General Physics I; Basic Concepts – Economics; Intro to Workplace Relations; and Principles of Management
Electrical Circuits I & II; Technical Problem Solving; NEC & Electrical Systems Design; Transmission & Distribution; Switchgear, Transformers and Controls; FirstEnergy Technology Labs; and Summer Field Experience
Following the second semester, you’ll be required to participate in a paid 14-week (40 hr/week) evaluated field experience. Students will be compensated at a rate of $14.00 per hour. Field experience will begin in May and end in August. Pre-employment screening is required.
STEPS IN THE SELECTION PROCESS – SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE EACH STEP TO ADVANCE TO THE NEXT
STEP 1: Information Session – Come to an information session for an introduction to the program. The next date has not yet been set. Call FirstEnergy at 1-800-829-6801 for more information.
STEP 2: Technical Evaluation – Prospective students will be evaluated on a series of hands-on activities that are performed on the job. Pre-registration is required.
STEP 3: Placement Testing – Prior to registering in classes, you’ll take placement testing in reading, math and writing.
STEP 4: Background Check – Prospective students must successfully pass a background check.
STEP 5: Physical Capabilities Assessment – Test your strength and endurance to ensure you are right for this line of work.
STEP 6: Climbing Course – Learn the basics of climbing wood poles or steel structures and qualify to free-climb.
STEP 7: Classes begin.
Students with the right grades, skills and attitude will have the opportunity upon graduation to be hired by FirstEnergy – a Fortune 250 company that’s well-positioned for future growth. Right now, starting salaries range from $18 to $21 per hour, as well as paid overtime.
FirstEnergy offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including: health and dental care, life insurance, pension plan, and 401(k) plan. FirstEnergy also provides a competitive incentive compensation package designed to reward performance when individual, group and corporate objectives are achieved.
FirstEnergy Corp. is a registered public utility holding company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Its seven electric utility operating companies comprise the nation’s fifth-largest investor-owned electric system, serving 4.5 million customers within 36,100 square miles of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
For more information about this unique career opportunity – and for the dates of upcoming orientation classes – call us at 1-800-829-6801, or visit our Web site, http://www.firstenergycorp.com, and click on Career Center.