READING, Pa., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) will hold an information session for its Power System Institute (PSI) line and substation worker training program at Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pennsylvania, on November 7 at 10 a.m.
Representatives of the college and Met-Ed will discuss the program and how to enroll for the fall 2016 semester. PSI offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology. Qualified students will receive tuition, books and lab fees courtesy of Met-Ed. Students with the right grades and skills will have the potential to be hired upon graduation. The enrollment for the class of 2015 includes 24 students. Met-Ed is seeking a similar number of students for the 2016 class.
"The Power Systems Institute program provides a unique opportunity for interested candidates to pursue a career in the electric utility industry," said Edward Shuttleworth, regional president of Met-Ed. "Well-trained linemen are essential to our business, and help us maintain reliable service to our customers."
The information session is scheduled for:
Reading Area Community College
Saturday, November 7, 2015, 10 a.m.-noon
Schmidt Training & Technology Center
10 S. 2nd Street, Reading, PA 19603
An invitation to attend the information session is not required. For additional information, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/psi or the college website at www.racc.edu. Information is also available by calling 1-800-829-6801.
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SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.