Steps in the PSI Selection Process

  1. Program Orientation
    Attending an information session is highly encouraged. An information session provides candidates with the opportunity to learn more about the program and decide if a career as a line worker or a substation electrician is right for them.
  2. Placement Testing
    Review of school transcript and/or placement testing in reading, math and writing is completed before prospective students register for classes.
  3. Technical Evaluation
    Candidates are evaluated on a series of hands-on activities that are performed on the job.
  4. Background Screening
    Prospective students must successfully pass a background screening conducted by FirstEnergy consisting of criminal and driving history.
  5. Department of Transportation (DOT) Physical
    Prospective students must provide a completed Medical Examiners’ Certificate.
  6. Qualifying School
    Prospective students are evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of a lineworker or substation electrician for enrollment in the PSI program.
  7. Interview
    Prospective students participate in a 1-hour interview with FirstEnergy management.
  8. Classes Begin
    Selected students begin classes in August.