Met-Ed to Hold Information Session for Those Interested in a Career in Utility Work

Event to be Held at Reading Area Community College November 7

Nov 04, 2015, 11:52 ET from FirstEnergy Corp.

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 or the college website at  Information is also available by calling 1-800-829-6801.

Met-Ed serves approximately 560,000 customers in 15 Pennsylvania counties.  Follow Met-Ed on Twitter @Met Ed and on Facebook at

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.  Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.