Pierpont Community and Technical College is offering free training for oil and gas industry jobs for a second time through the grant program, "Marcellus ShaleNET."
The program is through the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration.
The ShaleNET training is a three week, 120 hour course that certifies students to work on entry-level natural gas and oil rigs.
The grant covers the cost of tuition for the program but students will pay a $100 registration fee.
"This is quite an opportunity," said Pierpont Vice President of Workforce Education Paul Schreffler. "This industry is growing in this area. There's been a huge amount of employment in this area. It's a long term job. It's not just short term, they are going to come and go."
Students must finish the registration and screening process by January 28 to participate.
For information on how to register and apply, contact Pierpont Continuing Education at 304-367-4920.