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Electrical Utility Technology

Lightning, tornados, high winds, ice, and other factors cause power outages.  

At times thousands of people are without power. The electrical lineworker becomes the face of hope in these situations. Currently, there is a high demand for electric lineworkers. It is predicted by industry leaders that in the next 10 years over 50 percent of the working lineworkers will retire (lineworker.com).   

As a result Kent State University Trumbull Campus and FirstEnergy have entered into a partnership that combines classroom learning with hands-on field training. This two-year associate of technical study (ATS) degree program includes technical and general education coursework along with field experiences. Graduation from this program prepares you for a job in the electric utility industry.  

While any student may enroll in this ATS program, students who are interested in the FirstEnergy Power Systems Institute must undergo a selection process which includes an interview, background screening, physical capabilities assessment, and technical evaluation. Students with the right grades, skills, and attitude will have the opportunity to be sponsored by FirstEnergy and may have a possible job offer based on the company’s staffing needs.



Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm


Kent State University at Trumbull partners with Ohio Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., to offer that company's award-winning program to train the next generation of utility line workers. 

An orientation program for prospective candidates will take place Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Kent State Trumbull Auditorium, Classroom/Administration Building, 4314 Mahoning Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio.  

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