Shale forum targets middle and high school students

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Future workers who may choose the oil and gas industry are scheduled to attend on Wednesday a “Training Students for the Jobs of Today and Tomorrow Forum” sponsored by the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber.

The event is co-sponsored by several skilled trade and educational organizations including Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 396, Western Reserve Building and Construction Trades Council, the American Petroleum Institute and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program.

The forum will specifically outline the jobs that will be created over the next several years by the oil and gas industry and the education requirements to fill those jobs. The target demographic for the forum is middle and high school students who will be deciding in the next few years what training they will seek after graduation.

Special guests for the event include Congressman Tim Ryan and Congressman Bill Johnson.

The invitation only event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at the Choffin Career and Technical Center, 200 East Wood St., Youngstown.

Ohio Governor John Kasich and representatives from the oil and gas industry have said the Marcellus and Utica shale play in the region will create over 200,000 jobs over the next five years. Gas companies are projected to spend over $34 billion in exploration and development, midstream and royalty and lease expenditures.

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