For Immediate Release
PHILADELPHIA (November 24, 2014) – PECO welcomed 24 new aerial line mechanics to the company's field force today as they celebrated the completion of a 12-week training program. Line school instructors and members of PECO leadership joined the candidates and their families to congratulate the company's newest field employees on this significant professional accomplishment. The new line workers will join the utility's front lines – ensuring safe and reliable electric service for area customers.
PECO's comprehensive aerial line school training program develops the fundamental skills new aerial line mechanics need to work safely on the company's electric distribution system. More than 1,500 people applied for this year's program. The current 24 candidates were selected after a series of interviews and physical assessments.
This year's program was the first line school to be conducted at the company's new training building at the Plymouth Training Complex located in Plymouth Meeting, PA. The new building includes offices, classrooms and an indoor training facility.
PECO's Methods and Training department develops the curriculum for the line school program and seasoned aerial line mechanics instruct and oversee the field work of the candidates. In addition to field maintenance and repair skills, the program focuses on electric distribution fundamentals, including electric theory, circuit design, emergency response, safety and first-aid.
Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC). PECO serves 1.6 million electric and more than 500,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and employs about 2,400 people in the region. PECO delivered 85.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 37.8 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2013. Founded in 1881, PECO is one of the Greater Philadelphia Region's most active corporate citizens, providing leadership, volunteer and financial support to numerous arts and culture, education, environmental, economic development and community programs and organizations. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
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