Information Session for Electric Utility Program Planned

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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Learn about how to become a line worker or substation electrician in the electric utility industry by attending an information session for the Power Systems Institute program offered by Jersey Central Power & Light, a FirstEnergy Company, in partnership with Raritan Valley Community College. The information session is slated for Wednesday, November 8, from 6-8 p.m., at the College’s Branchburg campus.

The Power Systems Institute is a unique two-year program featuring learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom. Tuition, books and lab fees will be paid by JCP&L for qualified students.

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 areas 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 are required to 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.

Students who successfully complete the two-year PSI program earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electric Utility Technology from RVCC. For additional information, visit www.firstenergycorp.com/psi or call 800-829-6801.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium. RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 31, 2017

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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