Stark State College Receives $506K To Expand ShaleNET Training

money-bag.jpgStark State College, located in North Canton, OH, has just been awarded a half million dollar grant from OH Gov. John Kasich’s Education Innovation program to provide ShaleNET education and training to students at Stark State’s sister schools, Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville, OH and Hocking College in Nelsonville, OH. MDN first reported on Stark’s new Well Site Training Center back in 2014 (see Stark State Launches Utica Well Site Training Center in Canton, OH). ShaleNET was launched in 2010 with a $5 million Community Based Job Training grant awarded to Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, PA by the US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. Since that time, the program, which provides vocational and educational training to put people in shale jobs, has grown to multiple colleges across PA and OH. The new grant from OH will allow Stark State to expand its program–and prep more workers for the blossoming Utica Shale industry in the state…

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