Electrical Utility Technology grads hired by West Penn Power

Date Published: June 18, 2018

Psi Grads 2018Twenty-five new lines employees hired by West Penn Power are recent graduates of a utility training partnership between Westmoreland County Community College and FirstEnergy.

The FirstEnergy Power systems Institute curriculum for lines employees requires two-and-a-half days each week spent at Westmoreland completing academic course work, with the remainder of the week spent at a West Penn Power training facility in Jeannette.

The graduates earned an associate of applied science degree in Electrical Utility Technology.

"The PSI program continues to produce well-trained, highly skilled employees to provide safe, reliable electric service for our customers," said David W. McDonald, president of West Penn Power.

The new West Penn Power lines employees listed by work locations and hometowns are:

  • Arnold – Eric Glushenko, New Kensington; Quade Karas, Export; David Wheatley, Spring Church
  • Boyce – Aaron Rugg, Mill Run
  • Butler – Colton Beachem, Boyers; Justin O'Donnell, Butler; Christopher Herczyk, Butler
  • Charleroi – Seth Ellison, Belle Vernon
  • Jeanette – Nicholas Caughey, Greensburg; Zachary Miller, Scottdale; Michael Shirey II, Penn
  • Jefferson – Tyler Beyer, Brownsville; Corey Ritzert, Mount Pleasant
  • Kittanning – Cole Dubrock, Ford City
  • Latrobe – Matthew Fontanazza, Greensburg; Jared Walters, Greensburg
  • McConnellsburg – Timothy Broadwater, Perryopolis; Jacob Mlinek, Acme
  • Pleasant Valley – Jonathan Keyser, Acme
  • State College – Nicholas Battisti, Duncansville
  • St. Marys – Chad Brocious, Brookville
  • Uniontown – Patrick McDonough, Uniontown; Shawn Minerd, Dunbar; Jace Vecchiolla, Uniontown
  • Washington – Andrew Wright, Herminie; Austin Young, Eighty Four
  • Waynesboro – Brandon Tauber, Irwin

Students interested in the program can learn more HERE. Information sessions are held each semester. Sign up HERE.