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Prospective ‘Roustabouts’ Trained at College’s Heavy-Equipment Site

Students clear snow prior to a safety inspection Jerry Cochenour, of Wellsboro, takes the controls Lester L. 'Budd' Greevy, instructor of diesel equipment technology at Penn College, directs a student operator With clipboard in hand, William Marshall, of Mansfield - in training with his grandson, Wade Davis - works through a checklistWNEP’s Jim Hamill visited Penn College’s riverside Heavy Equipment Training Site in Brady Township on Monday morning. compiling a report about heavy equipment training for potential “roustabouts” in the natural gas industry. A class of 15 Tioga County residents, in the last week of a three-week session, are getting operation and safety instruction through the Marcellus Shale Education & Training Center to better prepare them for entry-level positions with natural gas interests in the area. Hamill, whose report aired Monday evening, interviewed several of the students, as well as Jeffrey F. Lorson, industrial technology specialist with Workforce Development &Continuing Education at the college.

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