Conservation Corps Visits Campus to Learn More About Natural Gas Careers

Published 03.28.2011


Jeffrey F. Lorson, Marcellus Shale Education & Training Center director, explains the variety of jobs that comprise the natural gas industry Welding instructor David R. Cotner shares his expertise with visitors from the Pennsylvania Conservation CorpsMore than 20 members of the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps a statewide program that offers work experience, job training and educational opportunities to young people who complete a variety of projects on public lands within the commonwealth visited Penn College on Monday to learn more about natural gas-related careers in the Marcellus Shale play. Corpsmembers and their crew leaders attended an industry overview in the Center for Business & Workforce Development, visited the welding laboratories in the Avco-Lycoming Metal Trades Center, had lunch in the Keystone Dining Room, and traveled to the Schneebeli Earth Science Center for a tour and a visit to the riverside training ground for heavy construction equipment majors. Another PCC group is scheduled to follow a similar program when it visits Penn College on Friday.