West Penn Power Hires Westmoreland Graduates

West Penn Power Hires Westmoreland Graduates

EUT Class of 2021

West Penn Power Hires Westmoreland Graduates

June 30, 2021

West Penn Power has hired 15 new graduates of the Power Systems Institute (PSI), a FirstEnergy Corp. utility training partnership with Westmoreland County Community College. 

The new employees are line workers.

“Our PSI program has strengthened our diverse workforce pipeline and instilled safe work practices, proper work methods and teambuilding by developing the well-educated men and women needed to provide reliable power to customers, “said John Rea, regional president of West Penn Power. “We welcome these graduates joining our workforce to help continue providing safe and reliable electric service for our customers.”

West Penn Power’s new PSI graduates include:

  • Darin Beres
  • Brian Best
  • Evan Carrier
  • Jacob Fremd
  • Riley Gilleland
  • Corby Koleno,
  • Timothy Lucas
  • Geoffrey Mayes
  • Seth Mennor
  • Noah Morow
  • Preston Schmader
  • Zachary Shiley
  • Tyler Snyder
  • Nathan Vasbinder
  • Michael Vey

The PSI curriculum for line employees requires two-and-a-half days each week spent at Westmoreland County Community College completing academic coursework, with the remainder of the week spent at a West Penn Power training facility in Jeannette.

Since the program’s inception, FirstEnergy has hired more than 2,000 line and substation personnel who completed PSI programs. The graduates earn an associate of applied science degree in Electric Utility Technology

For information about how to enroll in the PSI program, call 1-800-829-6801, or go to www.firstenergycorp.com/psi.