Education Consortium of the Upper Allegheny

Natural Gas Workforce Training Opportunities

SafeLand & OSHA 10 Certification (14 hours)
The two industry standards for Safety Training for the Gas Industry are SafeLand Certification and OSHA 10 General Industry Certification. With these two certifications, you meet the basic safety training requirements of virtually every company in the industry.

CDL Certification Course (September 13 - October 29, 2010)
The CDL A offering is a three (3) week one hundred sixty (160) hour comprehensive training program culminating in the awarding of a Commercial Drivers License by the state of Pennsylvania.

Certified Well Tender Program with CDL (240 + Hours)
This 6 week Certified Well Tender Course covers many topics important to the Natural Gas Industry and is supported by over 35 gas companies in PA who have provided input into the course content and have had success hiring participants who have completed this program in other locations.

Certified Natural Gas & Oil Facility Technician without CDL
This 3 week course covers the same topics as the Certified Well Tender Course, only without the CDL component.

Pipe Welding (120 Hours)
Natural Gas Exploration in the Marcellus Shale is anticipated to create a significant demand for Pipe Welders throughout Pennsylvania. This course will teach pipe welding based on the American Petroleum Institute Standards for the industry.

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