ShaleNET has announced in its current newsletter that 873 local workers have been placed in employment in the natural gas industry since June 2010 as a result of its training and placement efforts. This number is expected to grow considerably once the nine institutions that were selected as Certified Training Providers through a competitive process are on-boarded and delivering the program’s services and curricula across Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

The newsletter also highlights the 3rd Annual ShaleNET Workforce Forum that was held in September, its on-the-job training grants, and recruiting and career education tools available on the website through the talent match system.

ShaleNET is a multi-state, comprehensive recruitment, training, placement and retention program for jobs in the gas industry throughout the Marcellus Shale footprint. It links industry, workforce investment boards and training providers to ensure local worker placement in six entry-level, family sustaining positions that have been identified as High Priority Occupations  by the Pennsylvania Workforce Development, a program of the state’s Department of Labor & Industry.

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