We have re-partnered with the Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium (NTIEC) for Summer 2021. Through an energy day camp, we cannot wait to help educate local high schoolers about the natural gas industry.
From August 2 through August 6, high school students from 9th to 12th grade will have the opportunity to attend the Energy & Oilfield Career Experience—a program that immerses students into the business and operations of the oil and gas industry by pairing classroom time with onsite visits to active facilities in Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.
We are so excited to continue to support this wonderful program for another summer and offer our expertise to educate the future leaders of the natural gas industry. Attending students will even have the opportunity to visit some of our very own Marcellus shale drilling sites and completed well pads.
Deb Tierney, educational coordinator at NTIEC, explained that students will hear from seasoned employees at each of the sites and have the opportunity to ask questions about the various stages of the gas drilling and exportation process. Other natural gas companies in the Susquehanna area will provide other educational field trip opportunities for students and offer live demonstrations of the various processing and drilling procedures.
In addition to visiting live rigs, compressor stations and well pads, there will be tours of the new facilities at the Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas in Tunkhannock.
Field trips around Susquehanna are only half the fun of this educational camp. In addition, there will be a classroom series with plans to focus on safety, natural gas uses, environmental protocol and different production technologies. Each element of instruction parallels a job opportunity in the natural gas industry.
Through our partnership with NTIEC, we hope to provide students with an exciting educational experience and outline the various job protocols within the natural gas industry. After talking with NTIEC educational consultant Colin Furneaux, we learned even more about day camp. “The gas camp provides exactly the type of information needed to be informed career consumers,” Furneaux said. “By the end of the week, they will have a good idea of the various jobs entailed and the best pathways to seek employment.”
Hearing from 2019’s participants of the program pointed to the strengths of the program. Past participants highlights how impressed they were with the amount of engineering and computer science that is involved in the industry, as well as the enormous amount of prevention and control at the environmental end of it.
The learning experience
During the program, students will receive an invaluable look into what it means to be a natural gas professional. From live testimonials, to question panels, students will be able to explore the inner-workings of the oil and gas sphere.
With our help, students will be able to jumpstart their careers into the natural gas industry.
What can students expect?
For the entire week, attending students will be completely immersed in the natural gas industry. Through classroom instruction, field trips and live demonstrations, students will learn about careers in natural gas. Students are encouraged to ask questions and explore the different jobs within the oil and gas career space. They will also have access to working natural gas professionals to deepen their understanding of the industry.
By the end of the energy day camp, students will understand a variety of topics about the industry. These topics include geology basics, electronics, compression, engines, production, and PNG safety guidelines.
The camp is set to kickoff at our headquarters in Susquehanna County. We are so excited to be able to support the Energy and Oilfield Career Experience again for Summer 2021.
To apply, go to the NTIEC’s website. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. In addition to applying, students under the age of 18 need parental consent to attend, as well as transportation to and from the program.
Registration is $50. In the case of a cancellation, a full refund will be given.
NTIEC will provide transportation for each field trip and provide lunch to the students in attendance at the energy day camp.
All applications must be submitted by Friday, June 11.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of selected students has been reduced and all current CDC guidelines will be followed.