An oil and natural gas boom is expected to spread across southeast Ohio over the next few years. For those looking to take part, Washington State Community College’s Workforce Development is hosting a three-day training clinic in November.
According to the college’s Michele Tipton, the training provides certification for individuals and organizations looking to get into the oil and gas sector.
“It’s really becoming a standard now that operators on the oil and gas sites are requiring this certification. So, this is an excellent chance for those wanting to pursue opportunities in the oil and gas fields to have this certification already,” says Tipton.
She says the first two days cover hydrogen sulfide, a chemical found in natural gas, as well as confined space training mandates, and first aid and CPR procedures.
“Day three will cover the PEC Safeland certification, which is becoming a required standard for operators to even come on-site,” notes Tipton.
The training clinic is brought to Marietta through a partnership among the Ohio Small Business Development Center, WSCC, and Zane State College. Tipton notes that this partnership saves participants over 50 percent on registration costs.
“Participants have the opportunity to pay only $300 for all three days of training; if they were to do this individually, it would cost over $675,” explains Tipton. “The three day session includes lunch as well, so you get a discount and lunch.”
The three-day oil and gas clinic is November 14th, 15th, and 16th at Washington State Community College.
The registration deadline is November 9th. For more information or to register, contact Michele Tipton at 740.568.1928.