Raritan Valley Community College is holding an information session next month for adults who want to learn how to become a line worker or substation electrician in the electric utility industry.
The information session for the Power Systems Institute (PSI) will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9 in the Conference Center at RVCC’s Branchburg campus at 118 Lamington Road.
The Power Systems Institute is a unique two-year program offered in partnership with JCP&L that includes learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. JCP&L, a FirstEnergy company, pays the cost of tuition, books and lab fees for qualified students.
Students who successfully complete the two-year PSI program earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology from RVCC.
The RVCC curriculum includes technical coursework in such areas as electrical fundamentals and electrical circuits, technology labs and business-specific courses, in addition to the required general education courses in such subjects as English composition, technical math, computer literacy and interpersonal communications.
Outside the classroom, students receive hands-on lessons — from climbing utility poles to testing substation equipment — at one of FirstEnergy’s training centers. Following the second semester, qualified students must participate in a compensated, 10-week (40-hour/week) evaluated field experience. Work assignments begin in May and end in August. Pre-employment screening is required.
For information about the program, contact Inieka Stafford, 908-526-1200, ext. 8519. For additional information, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/psi or call 800-829-6801.