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Campers Visit College for Hands-On Intro to Potential Marcellus Careers

A camper gets a rare opportunity behind the controls of earth-moving machinery at Penn College's riverside heavy equipment training site.
A camper gets a rare opportunity behind the controls of earth-moving machinery at Penn College’s riverside heavy equipment training site.

Mansfield University’s second annual Marcellus Camp, a weeklong primer on the natural gas industry and the career and educational opportunities available after high school, included a recent visit to Penn College. The campers – from grades 10 through 12 – explored heavy construction equipment and forest technology majors in the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies near Allenwood and toured the nearby Energy Technology Education Center along Route 15. (Among those assisting students were Dennis F. Ringling,  forestry professor; Ryan W. Peck, instructor of diesel equipment technology; and Seth J. Welshans, laboratory assistant for diesel equipment technology.) The July 14-19 camp also offered a visit to a Chesapeake Energy wellfield, as well as sessions on geology, drilling techniques, emergency response, microbiology, job-site safety, Geographic Information System mapping and water quality. The camp is sponsored by The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University and the Shale Training & Education Center at Penn College.
Photo provided by  the School of Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies

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