Continuing Education Announces Spring 2013 ShaleTEC Training

In June of 2012, in an effort to better prepare members of the local workforce for job opportunities in the Marcellus Shale industry, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education partnered with the Shale Training & Education Center (ShaleTEC), formerly Marcellus Shale Education & Training Center (MSETC), at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. This spring, QuickStart Leadership, a ShaleTEC training, will be offered at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Northern Tier location in Towanda.

Hydrogen Sulfide Awareness will be taught Friday, March 8th from 9:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. This course is designed to improve the awareness of the hazards of working in an H2S environment and provides the participant with the basic skills necessary to follow a response strategy to rescue a casualty of H2S poisoning. Cost is $125.

PEC Basic SafeGulf/SafeLand Orientation will be taught Tuesday, March 12th from 7:30a.m. - 5:30p.m. This course is designed to take the place of multiple operator orientations and give each participant a general idea of life and safety issues in the oil and gas industry: upstream, downstream, onshore, or offshore. This course meets API RP 75 and API RP T-1 requirements and provides a basic, awareness-level understanding of certain general safety information that an employee should know before entering a company facility and while performing assigned work duties. Cost is $225.

Fall Protection Competent Person will be taught Wednesday, March 27th from 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. This 8-hour course provides an overview of state-of-the-art technology for fall protection and current OSHA requirements. Topics covered include the principles of fall protection, the components of fall arrest system, the limitations of fall arrest equipment, and OSHA policies regarding fall protection. Course features a half-day field exercise demonstrating fall protection equipment. The Competent Person course is designed for managers,immediate supervisors of authorized persons or individuals working at height. This training also includes Competent Person and Competent Inspector. Cost is $250.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education, serving more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide

For more information, please contact Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education's Northern Tier Center at 570-268-7777 or [email protected].