WBRE: Program introduces students to energy and oil industry
NEW MILDFORD, SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A new summer program is being held to teach high school students about the energy and oil industry in Susquehanna County. The program specifically focuses on natural gas production.
The first place in the country engineers drilled for oil was Titusville, Pennsylvania in 1859. This week, high school students are taking advantage of their local history and learning about careers in the energy and oil industry.
It’s all part of a career experience program being held at Lackawanna College. One student says people encounter parts of production used in the industry all the time.
“Pretty much everywhere you go in this area, you’re going to find a pipeline or you’re going to end up seeing water trucks running or a gas pad, something of that nature,” Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center student Joshua Macdonald said.