Four-Week Program at Belmont College Offers Training in Gas Utility and Pipeline Industry

From Columbus CEO:
The Workforce Development and Community Education Department at Belmont College will be offering a Natural Gas Utility and Pipeline Field Skills Training Program at the Main Campus in St. Clairsville. The four-week program begins on Sept. 24 with classes running 20 consecutive weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The training program will blend classroom and hands-on field experiences to provide a basic understanding and awareness of natural gas, the natural gas utility and pipeline industry, associated equipment, procedures and operations.

The classes are offered at no-cost for eligible students in West Virginia, southwestern Pennsylvania and southeastern Ohio, thanks to funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission which covers the cost of tuition and program implementation. While the training is targeted at displaced coal workers, veterans, high school graduates, and other displaced workers in the Appalachian region are able to take advantage of the opportunity. Washington Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc. is the grant recipient and is the fiscal agent for the initiative.

In order to qualify, students must take and pass a five-panel drug test, clear a criminal background check, possess an active driver’s license with a clear driving history, and have a high school diploma or GED. All students who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion.
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