Stark State College and ShaleNET are sponsoring a three-week class for drilling workers, starting July 8.
The Floor Hand class will be held at the Technology and Test Center, 8252 Frank Ave. NW.
Floor Hand workers operate well drilling and service rigs. They assist with connecting and disconnecting pipes and with general maintenance.
The class is designed to get graduates entry-level positions in the oil-natural gas industry.
Potential students must have a physical exam, urine drug test and a criminal background check. Applicants must pay for the tests that may cost about $150. A valid driver’s license is also needed.
Applicants should go to www.ShaleNET.org and register with Talent Match to begin the process.
All paperwork must be completed by June 28.
Send materials to S. Kathleen Steere, Coordinator Oil and Gas Programs, Stark State College, 6200 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton 44720.
Full scholarships are available for Ohio military veterans who want to take the class.
They are being offered by America’s Natural Gas Alliance and ShaleNET.
For more information, call 330-494-6170, Ext. 4777.
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