Natural Gas Careers Forum and Exposition to Showcase Educational Opportunities

Pictured is the MEET-U Exhibit during a prior visit to campus. (Provided photo)

Pictured is the MEET-U Exhibit during a prior visit to campus. (Provided photo)

DUBOIS – Anyone interested in training for a career in the natural gas industry is encouraged to attend the Natural Gas Careers Forum and Exposition at Penn State DuBois on April 26.

The event will highlight the educational opportunities available at Penn State DuBois that will prepare individuals for a career in the natural gas industry by providing the training they’ll need to qualify for most jobs.

During the forum, industry professionals will offer presentations on the gas industry and Marcellus Shale, as well as the career opportunities available.  Educators from Penn State DuBois will cover all of the training options offered on campus, including degree programs and non-credit courses.

The exposition will feature the Drake Well Museum’s Mobile Energy Education and Training Unit (MEET-U), a 44-foot long rolling exhibit.  Housed primarily in a modified tractor-trailer, the MEET-U features hands-on activities such as videos, artifacts, and interactive experiments designed to educate participants about various forms of energy including oil, gas, coal, wind and solar.

Representatives from local employers in the natural gas industry will also be on-hand during the exposition to speak with those interested in working in the field. Professionals from Penn State DuBois Continuing Education and from the ShaleTEC training and education center of Williamsport will also be available to speak more about options for education and answer questions.  There will also be a screening of the film FracNation.

The Natural Gas Careers Forum is slated for 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on April 26, in the Hiller Auditorium at Penn State DuBois.

The exposition will follow from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the student union, as well as the MEET-U exhibit in the parking lot.  Lunch is available for purchase at the Lion’s Den Café.

Individuals planning to attend are asked to submit an RSVP to Jeannine Hanes at or 814-375-4836.

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