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Natural Gas Programs Continue Long ‘degrees that work’ Tradition

Firefighters quell flames during a simulated emergency at the Energy Technology Education Center. The center, a joint venture among Penn College, the Lycoming County Department of Public Safety and natural gas industry partners, was dedicated May 18 near Penn College's Schneebeli Earth Science Center.
Firefighters quell flames during a simulated emergency at the Energy Technology Education Center. The center, a joint venture among Penn College, the Lycoming County Department of Public Safety and natural gas industry partners, was dedicated May 18 near Penn College’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center.
First responders tend to the condition of a "victim" during an initial ETEC training exercise.
First responders tend to the condition of a “victim” during an initial ETEC training exercise.
First responders from eastern Lycoming County, among the initial trainees at the new center, prepare to extract a mannequin from within a wellhead prop, among the 'injured' in the day's exercise.
First responders from eastern Lycoming County, among the initial trainees at the new center, prepare to extract a mannequin from within a wellhead prop, among the ‘injured’ in the day’s exercise.

Appearing in the Winter 2012 issue of One College Avenue magazine: Penn College’s tradition of preparing the workforce for the fluctuating demands of industry is evident today in programs that have helped thousands embark on rewarding careers in the burgeoning natural gas industry.

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