EUT Grads hired by PenelecPosted July 25, 2017 at 10:11 am
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce that Penelec (Pennsylvania Electric Company), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has hired five Penn Highlands’ graduates from the company’s utility worker training program.
The new employees were hired after graduating from the existing PSI program at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, which was reinstituted by FirstEnergy in 2014.
The new Penelec substation employees listed by work location, with their hometowns, are:
- Clearfield – Colton Cunningham(Rouseville); Heath Wirfel (Ebensburg)
- Lewistown – Noah Kolar (South Fork); Zackary Mauk (Northern Cambria)
- Towanda – Wyatt Shuman (Rome)
PSI is an award-winning, two-year educational program originally developed by FirstEnergy in 2000 to help prepare the company’s next generation of utility line and substation workers.
The PSI students split time between courses at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College completing academic coursework, and the Penelec training facility in Richland. These graduates earned an Associate of Applied Science in Electric Utility Technology.
Since the program’s inception, FirstEnergy has hired nearly 1,500 line and substation personnel who completed PSI programs in Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.