Marcellus ShaleNet Grant
Marcellus ShaleNET is a coalition between Westmoreland County Community College and Pennsylvania College of Technology, West Virginia Northern Community College, Eastern Gateway Community College in Ohio, and Broome Community College in New York. The mission is to design a comprehensive recruitment, training, placement, and retention program for high priority occupations in the natural gas drilling and production industry. ShaleNET brings Workforce Investment Boards, their One Stops (in Pennsylvania PA CareerLinks®), industry, and training providers together to build a Marcellus-wide industry-recognized training and certification program. One of the initiatives of the grant was the development of a ShaleNET Talent Matching System that provides a realistic job preview with video footage and interviews from multiple on-site drill visits. More information can be found at www.shalenet.org.