The North Central Workforce Investment Board, along with Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center and Penn College of Technology, recently implemented a ShaleNET Floor Hand class for 14 participants from various counties throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. The PA CareerLink, comprised of North Central Workforce, Veteranâ€™s Administration and Bureau of Workforce Development Staff, assisted in the recruitment of job-seekers hoping to start a new career in the natural gas industry to utilize the new program.
The ShaleNET-funded class provided a three-week intensive curriculum intended to prepare participants as floor hands on Marcellus Shale drilling crews.
ShaleNET is a coordinated network of industry, the public workforce system and training providers. ShaleNET works to build an industry-recognized uniform training and certification program, developing and augmenting curricula, and adopting best practices throughout the entire network. The networkâ€™s primary goal is to link talent to opportunity by effectively training local people and placing them into jobs that can lead to successful careers in the natural gas industry.