MOVTI developing oil and gas courses

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

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.

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