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Feb 6, 2017 11:32 AM

Ohio's Oil & Gas Industry to Award Student Scholarships

Students interested in pursuing careers and training in the crude oil and natural gas industry have until March 1 to submit their scholarship applications to the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP).

Stark State College Creates Programming to Meet Oil & Gas Career Demands
Jan 3, 2017 4:13 PM

Stark State College Creates Programming to Meet Oil & Gas Career Demands

Many students may be nervous about being able to find a job that can support them upon graduation, but the crowd of students at Stark State College’s downtown Canton satellite branch are already getting propositions from future employers in the gas and oil industry.

Chelsea Shar | Dix Communications
Planning a Career in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Is an Energizing Choice
Jan 3, 2017 4:08 PM

Planning a Career in the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Is an Energizing Choice

The crude oil and natural gas industry in Ohio is looking for a new crop of skilled individuals eager to meet the industry’s future workforce needs.

Muskingum Program Meets Critical Need in Gas & Oil Industry
Jan 3, 2017 3:40 PM

Muskingum Program Meets Critical Need in Gas & Oil Industry

The oil and gas industry in the United States has changed dramatically over the last decade.

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Wayne County Firefighters Receive Specialized Oil Field Training
Jan 3, 2017 3:30 PM

Wayne County Firefighters Receive Specialized Oil Field Training

Wayne County firefighters recently completed an intensive Oilfield Emergency Response Training Program conducted by the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program.

OOGA Tour
Dec 1, 2016 1:00 AM

OOGA Tour

Geology students from Kent State University and Muskingum University recently took part in a tour sponsored by the Ohio Oil and Gas Association.

Dominion Grants Enrich Energy Applications
Dec 1, 2016 1:00 AM

Dominion Grants Enrich Energy Applications

Seven Ohio colleges and universities were able to share $150,000 in educational grant money given by Dominion. Among the seven winners were higher educational facilities such as Kent State University at Stark, Cleveland State University and the University of Akron.

Dec 1, 2016 1:00 AM

Chevron Gift Boosts Oil and Gas Workforce Program

Students in Stark State College’s ShaleNET Share program received a big boost this autumn thanks to a donation from industry partner Chevron Corporation, which added $215,000 in funding to a $506,483 grant award from Ohio’s Education Innovation Program to support the project.

By Sara Klein | Dix Communications
Firefighters Receive Specialized Oil Field Training
Dec 1, 2016 1:00 AM

Firefighters Receive Specialized Oil Field Training

Firefighters from New Concord, Bethesda and Barton recently completed an intensive Oilfield Emergency Response Training Program conducted by the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program.

Nov 1, 2016 12:34 PM

State Invests in Zane State Training Program

State Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) announced the approval of more than $280,000 in state funds that will be invested in a workforce training program at Zane State College, which prepares workers for skilled positions in southeast Ohio’s growing oil and gas industry.

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Dominion East Ohio Hosts Women Engineering Program
Oct 3, 2016 2:39 PM

Dominion East Ohio Hosts Women Engineering Program

Dominion is one of the largest producers and transporters of energy in America. The company operates one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems. The electric company serves retail energy customers in 14 states.

Taylor Rosen | Dix Communications
Teachers Energized to Go Back To School
Oct 3, 2016 12:36 PM

Teachers Energized to Go Back To School

Teachers of multiple grade levels, all across Ohio, will walk into classrooms this fall ready to share with their students exciting new information, labs and educational materials they received by attending specialized energy education workshops this summer.

Ohio's Gas and Oil Industry Supports Students Through Scholarships and Awards
Oct 3, 2016 11:46 AM

Ohio's Gas and Oil Industry Supports Students Through Scholarships and Awards

Made possible with funding and support from Ohio’s crude oil and natural gas producers and affiliated industries, the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 OOGEEP Scholarships and recognize the winners of the OOGEEP award at the 2016 Ohio State Science Day.

Free classes teach safety in gas, oil industry
Jul 6, 2016 8:34 AM

Free classes teach safety in gas, oil industry

The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is a nonprofit, nonmember-based service funded by Ohio oil and gas producers to educate and promote safety on the job.

By Jacob Runnels | Dix Communications
Caldwell students build 3-D model of geological layers
Jul 5, 2016 1:04 PM

Caldwell students build 3-D model of geological layers

CALDWELL — Caldwell High School students Brandon Steed and Trevor Ramage helped show a side of Ohio not normally seen: its geological layers.

By Kristen Spicker | Dix Communications
Instructor retires from Zane State's oil and gas program
Jul 1, 2016 7:00 AM

Instructor retires from Zane State's oil and gas program

CAMBRIDGE -- Robert A. Stonerock, instructor for the Oil and Gas Engineering Technology program at The Willett-Pratt Training Center on the Zane State College campus in Cambridge, said this year’s graduating class is the “cream of the crop.

By Judie Perkowski | Dix Communications
Utica Shale Academy has second graduation
Jun 16, 2016 9:38 AM

Utica Shale Academy has second graduation

SALINEVILLE — The number of graduates is growing at the Utica Shale Academy. Members of the Utica Shale Academy Board of Directors was to confer degrees to 18 seniors during commencement on May 26, preceded by a dinner for the graduates and their families.

Facing the future in the gas and oil industry
Jun 16, 2016 9:04 AM

Facing the future in the gas and oil industry

CAMBRIDGE -- Anyone who is interested in a career in the gas and oil industry has an opportunity to enroll in the Oil Gas Engineering Technology program at Zane State College in Cambridge to gain the required knowledge to engage in the most challenging and dynamic industry in Ohio and around the world.

By Judie Perkowski | Dix Communications
Annual 'Weld Off' at Zane State draws crowd
Jun 14, 2016 9:25 AM

Annual 'Weld Off' at Zane State draws crowd

CAMBRIDGE -- The 12th annual “Weld Off” at Zane State’s Willett-Pratt Training Center in late April drew a large crowd of young people anxious to find out more about the college’s program of welding and fabrication, and to observe demonstrations of

By Judie Perkowski | Dix Communications
Jun 8, 2016 9:42 AM

14 graduate from Shale Academy

SALINEVILLE - With a turn of the tassel, 14 seniors became the latest graduates of the Utica Shale Academy.

By Associated Press