Intensive gas, oil industry training

natural gas rig

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — Students interested in a career in the oil and gas industry can get free training during a special 10-week summer intensive program at Stark State College.

The course will be June 4-Aug. 9 and meets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Free tuition and, room and board at Malone College residence halls are made possible by ShaleNET Share scholarships funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and Chevron. This opportunity is limited to 24 students.

Course work

Each day — through blended course delivery, team teaching, and experiential learning — students will capture knowledge, skills, and abilities related to five technical classes.

These classes comprise 14 credit hours towards an associate’s degree in measurement and mechatronics corroboratively offered by Stark State, Eastern Gateway Community College, Belmont College and Hocking College.

Students can complete their studies at any of the partner colleges.

Competencies learned include corrosion prevention, pipeline operations, gas measurement, process controls, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), wellhead production operations and gas utility installation.

Field trips and lecturers will supplement hands-on, project-based learning.

For more information, visit, contact Jean Barbato, case manager, 330-494-6170 ext. 5194 or


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