JCP&L to Hold Information Sessions for Power Systems Institute Training Program

Brookdale Community College Event to be Held November 11; Raritan Valley Community College Event on November 17

Nov 06, 2015, 11:31 ET from FirstEnergy Corp.

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) will hold evening information sessions for its Power System Institute (PSI) line and substation worker training programs at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J., on November 11, and Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, N.J., on November 17.

Representatives of the colleges and JCP&L will be on hand at the sessions to discuss information about enrollment for the fall 2016 semester.  PSI offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology.  Tuition and required books and lab fees are paid by JCP&L for qualified students.  Students with the right grades and skills will have the potential to be hired upon graduation.  The enrollment for the class of 2015 includes 44 students.  JCP&L is seeking a similar number of students to fill its 2016 class.

"Line and substation workers are essential in the construction, operation and maintenance of our distribution and transmission systems," said Tony Hurley, JCP&L vice president of Operations.  "They do hands-on work, year-round, installing equipment that helps enhance service reliability and PSI is a great program to provide the skills and training that they need."

The information sessions are scheduled for:

Brookdale Community College
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6-8 p.m.
Collins Arena
765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738

Raritan Valley Community College
Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6-8 p.m.
Grand Conference Rooms 1 & 2
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876

An invitation to attend the information session is not required.  For additional information, visit or the colleges' websites at or  Information is also available by calling 1-800-829-6801.

JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., (NYSE: FE).  JCP&L serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.  Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at or online at

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.