Electrical apprenticeship program provides new opportunities for high school students

FirstEnergy’s Power Systems Institute (PSI) is working to fill the skills gap by creating opportunities for Preston High students to get free training and good-paying jobs soon after graduation. PSI offers students a two-year program that combines classroom learning with hands on training. Students who complete the program earn a degree in electric utility technology, which can translate to jobs as a line worker or substation electrician with either of the two affiliated electrical companies. Nearly 1,700 students have graduated from the program since 2000.