"Last week, at the St. Clairsville Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Belmont College announced the development of it’s new Energy Institute to help valley residents take full advantage of shale development opportunities coming to Belmont County. The Institute will provide education, training, and preparation for employment in Ohio’s emergent energy industry.
The program focuses not only on high school graduates looking for a career in Ohio’s burgeoning oil and gas industry. but also trains displaced workers and provides a path to four-year degree programs.
The purpose of the Energy Institute is to offer an economical approach for an existing or displaced worker as well as high school graduates to prepare them for a career in the energy industry. Training may consist of job certifications, skill refreshers, industry specific certificates of completion, associate degrees, and/or transfer capabilities towards a four-year degree. - Ed Mowrer, Operations Manager for Energy Programs at Belmont College
With projections of over 204,000 jobs created by the continued development of the Utica Shale through 2015, Belmont College recognized the vast opportunities available for those in, out, or entering the workforce, and updated their program to ensure its graduates could fill these jobs. Their new energy institute focuses on welding and civil engineering programs as well as CDL and GIS certification."
The man who came up with that idea is a genius. 2008 ,it was preached,its amazing how many times we need kicked in the head to wake up. Good for Dr. B and the gang.