MOVTI developing oil and gas courses

Tim Goral's picture

As the oil and gas boom continues to grow in the Mid-Ohio Valley area, education officials are working to partner with the industry to train a local workforce.

Many of the area's hotels and RV parks are full of out-of-state workers employed in the surrounding oil and gas fields. Educators have been trying to develop education and training programs to fill the still-increasing need for workers.

Mike Winland, director of secondary schools for Wood County Schools, said the topic is being discussed by a technology consortium that includes schools in Wood, Pleasants, Wirt and Jackson County schools as well as West Virginia University at Parkersburg and business groups in the area.

Read more

UBTech Conference, June 15-17, Orlando, FL

Learn more & register