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Colleges in Western PA Offer Programs Geared Toward Energy Industry

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that colleges located in Western Pennsylvania are creating programs to prepare students for jobs in the energy industry.  For example, Kennedy Township’s Rosedale Technical Institute (soon to be re-named Rosedale Technical College) currently offers an industrial technician associate degree program, and it will add additional programs next year.  Westmoreland County Community College offers an energy degree program and Butler County Community College recently added four energy classes to its course offerings.  Allegheny County and Beaver County Community Colleges also offer classes geared toward the energy industry.  According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, shale-related industries employed approximately 238,000 people in 2013.