Those seeking more knowledge, or even a future career, in the oil and gas industry do not need to travel or look far. West Virginia Northern Community College's New Martinsville campus will be hosting two seminars next week for those interested in learning more about the oil and gas industry in the Upper Ohio Valley, as a prelude to entering that job market.
"Oil and Gas Industry Basic Training" will be offered at July 25, 6-9 p.m. in Room 110 at the New Martinsville campus. A second seminar, for students interested in learning more about the Chemical Operator Technology program at Northern, will be held at July 27, 6-9 p.m. in Room 110 of the New Martinsville campus.
Through "Oil and Gas Industry Basic Training," individuals will learn about "Safety and Protecting the Environment," "Introduction to Jobs and Areas of the Petroleum Industry," "Industry Terminology," "Basic Equipment Identification and Uses," "The Importance of Technology and Automation," "What to Expect on the Job," and "Next Step Ideas for Those Wanting to Enter the Industry." This seminar will be presented by Curt Hippensteel, WVNCC Petroleum Technology Instructional Specialist.