- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Edinboro University and Penelec plans to team up to train students to work on electrical utility lines and substations.

The Erie Times-News (https://bit.ly/1uIJzUC ) reports Penelec president Scott Wyman and the school’s president, Julie Wollman, were to detail the partnership at a news conference Monday afternoon.

According to a Penelec news release, a “high percentage” of a two-year Power System institute program will be offered jobs with the utility. It was not immediately clear when the new program will begin or how many students it will accommodate.

Edinboro is a state-owned university in northwestern Pennsylvania. Penelec is a subsidiary of Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy, and supplies power to several Pennsylvania counties.

Officials with the school and the utility declined to release details in advance of the news conference.

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Information from: Erie Times-News, https://www.goerie.com

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