Utica Shale Academy looks to expand offerings for students

Officials at the Utica Shale Academy in eastern Ohio are looking for ways to build upon the school’s programs and offerings to enhance education for future workers in the oil and natural gas industry, says a news release from the Jefferson County Education Service Center. Representatives of the Utica Shale Academy Industry Advisory Committee met recently with officials from Chesapeake Energy, Express Energy, West Virginia Northern Community College and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program to discuss enhanced training opportunities for academy students. “It was a roundtable brainstorming session to get ideas of what makes kids the most marketable,” said Utica Shale Academy Director Eric Sampson. For more, read the full story.