Press Release

Posted: December 12, 2012


A short-term Welder’s Helper training course is available through ShaleNet and Lorain County Community College.

The two-week course quickly prepares students for entry-level positions in the natural gas industry. Students will learn:

  • Natural Gas Employability Skills
  • Basic First Aid and CPR
  • Defensive Driving
  • Natural Gas 101
  • Ariel Work Platform, Rough Terrain Forklift, Basic Fitting, Downhill
  • Fall Protection and Spill Prevention
  • Reporting

Students must be able to work long hours, perform physically strenuous and repetitive tasks, demonstrate safety awareness in a drug-free industry, have an excellent attendance record, and be able to work in extreme environmental conditions and temperatures.

Those interested should take the talent match quiz at and then call the Employment NetWork at (440) 284-4296. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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