North Fayette school to offer gas drilling program
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Spurred by the Marcellus Shale industry, Pittsburgh Technical Institute in North Fayette plans to begin offering a program focused on natural gas and drilling technology.
The township planning commission heard plans tonight (10/16) for a 15,000-square-foot energy tech building on the eastern side of the McKee Road campus.
The center will house a new certificate program in gas and drilling technology, as well as a new welding program and a relocated program in heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
Charles Cubelic, the PTI vice president of business affairs, said there is a significant demand for training for Marcellus Shale jobs.
The goal is to open the energy tech building next summer, he said.
Patrick Cooper, of Gateway Engineers, said a second, similar-size building could be built eventually, depending on the success of the programs.
First Published October 16, 2012 10:26 pm