Established by FirstEnergy in 2000, the Power Systems Institute (PSI) is a unique, two-year program that combines classroom learning with hands-on training. Students enrolled in the PSI program at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College have the opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Electric Utility Technology. This program, offered in partnership with FirstEnergy and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, is a pre-employment program. Students are not guaranteed employment; however, students with the right grades, skills, and attitudes will have the potential to be hired by FirstEnergy. Financial Aid may be available for qualified students.
The following criteria and process will be used by the Selection Committee to approve companies requesting space in the SpringTech Innovation lab: