Photo courtesy of PECO

Photo courtesy of PECO

14 new PECO Energy Company aerial line mechanics finished an intensive 13-week training program, joining the front lines to ensure safe, reliable, clean, affordable energy for customers on Nov. 23.

The company’s training program helps to build the necessary skills new aerial line mechanics need to work safely on the company’s electric distribution system. More than 800 people applied for this year’s program.

Conducted at the company’s Plymouth Training Complex located in Plymouth Meeting, PA, the complex includes state-of-the-art classroom facilities, indoor utility poles, and electrical equipment simulations, and an outdoor training yard.

In addition to field maintenance and repair skills, the program focuses on electric distribution fundamentals, electric theory, circuit design, emergency response, safety, and first aid. Candidates also acquire an essential understanding of the company’s advanced electric distribution equipment.

After congratulating the new graduates, President and CEO Craig Adams said, “This is tough, physically challenging work. But the training these individuals received – from some of the best in the industry – has them well positioned to safely and successfully work on our advanced electrical system and meet the needs of our customers and the communities we serve.”