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Marcellus Shale and Energy Courses to aid local workforce development

9/13/2012 —

The Pennsylvania College of Technology is partnering with Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus to offer a new series of courses for the Marcellus Shale industry. “The courses are designed for individuals interested in working in the local Marcellus Shale industry, which continues to grow and provide employment in Fayette County and neighboring counties,” explains Joe Segilia, director of Penn State Fayette’s Outreach and Continuing Education office. “The non-credit courses also provide professional development opportunities for industry contractors and workers.

The PEC Basic SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation Course will be presented Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This course is designed to take the place of multiple operator orientations and give each participant a general idea of life and safety issues in the oil and gas industry: upstream, downstream, onshore or offshore. This course meets API RP 75 and API RP T-1 requirements and provides a basic, awareness-level understanding of certain general safety information that an employee should know before entering a company facility and while performing assigned work duties.

The Shell Bluebook Orientation will be offered Thursday, Sept. 27 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants in this course will gain an awareness of Shell’s commitment to pursue the goal of no harm to people or the environment as well as the minimum expectations for working safely on any Shell location. This course describes Shell’s systematic approach in meeting and exceeding compliance with the law, identification and management of HSE risks, and respect for our local communities. This training also describes the Shell Golden Rules and 12 Life Saving Rules.

There is a fee for the courses, which will take place at Penn State Fayette’s Corporate Training Center in the Eberly Building.

To register for the courses visit msetc.org or call 570-327-4775. Visit the website for full course descriptions and a complete list of class offerings.

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